Singularity

Sin`gu*lar"i*ty

(s`g*lr"*t), n.;
pl. Singularities (s`g*lr"*tz).
[L. singularitas: cf. F. singularit.] 1. The quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all, or from most, others; peculiarity.
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Pliny addeth this singularity to that soil, that the second year the very falling down of the seeds yieldeth corn.
Sir. W. Raleigh.
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I took notice of this little figure for the singularity of the instrument.
Addison.
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2. Anything singular, rare, or curious.
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Your gallery
Have we passed through, not without much content
In many singularities.
Shak.
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3. Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
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No bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity [universal bishop].
Hooker.
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Catholicism . . . must be understood in opposition to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation.
Bp. Pearson.
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4. Celibacy. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
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