sui generis (not comparable)
- In a class of its own; one of a kind.
- 1828, Four Discourses on the Sacrifice and Priesthood of Jesus Christ: and on Atonement and Redemption, by John Pye Smith, page 67
- The transcendent case before us is absolutely sui generis.
1994, Frances and Joseph Gies, “The Technology of the Commercial Revolution”, in Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel, ISBN 9780060925819, page 111:
- The system was neither free enterprise nor socialism; it was sui generis, one of the unique creations of the Middle Ages.
- 1995, How To Do Things With Words, by J.L. Austin
- We see him as he sees himself, surveying the invisible depths of ethical space, with all the distinction of a specialist in the sui generis.
- (rarer) By itself; of its own.
- It is nothing to worry about sui generis, but in context of the other factors it's alarming indeed.
in a class of its own
- (incorrectly) A thing apart, an isolated specimen