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- speciality (British / Commonwealth spelling)
specialty (plural specialties)
- That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.
- They cook well overall, but their true specialty is pasta.
- (obsolete) Particularity.
- A particular or peculiar case.
- An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.
- (law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified.
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- c. 1593,, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act I, Scene 1, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, London, 1623, p. 215,
- Let specialties be therefore drawne betweene vs,
- That couenants may be kept on either hand.
- 1812, Joseph Chitty, A Treatise on Pleading, with a Collection of Practical Precedents, and Notes Thereon, 2nd American edition, edited by Thomas Day, New York, Volume 2, section 456, note c,
- […] in a plea to an action of debt on specialty, it is still necessary to show that the debt on which the judgment was recovered was a specialty, or to aver that the judgment was recovered before the defendant had notice of the plaintiff’s demand.
that in which one specializes
particularity — see particularity
legal: contract or obligation under seal