Pe*cu"li*um (?), n. [L. See Peculiar.]

1. Rom.Law

The saving of a son or a slave with the father's or master's consent; a little property or stock of one's own; any exclusive personal or separate property.



A special fund for private and personal uses.

A slight peculium only subtracted to supply his snuff box and tobacco pouch. Sir W. Scott.


© Webster 1913.

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