Speciality

Spe`ci*al"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Specialities (#).
[See Special, and Specialty.] 1. A particular or peculiar case; a particularity. Sir M. Hale.
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2. (Law) See Specialty, 3.
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3. The special or peculiar mark or characteristic of a person or thing; that for which a person is specially distinguished; an object of special attention; a special occupation or object of attention; a specialty.
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On these two general heads all other specialities are depedent.
Hooker.
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Strive, while improving your one talent, to enrich your whole capital as a man. It is in this way that you escape from the wretched narrow-mindedness which is the characteristic of every one who cultivates his speciality.
Ld. Lytton.
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We 'll say, instead, the inconsequent creature man, -
For that'a his speciality.
Mrs. Browning.
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Think of this, sir, . . . remote from the impulses of passion, and apart from the specialities -- if I may use that strong remark -- of prejudice.
Dickens.
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4. An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.
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