Spe`ci*al"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Specialities (#). [See Special, and Specialty.]
A particular or peculiar case; a particularity.
Sir M. Hale.
See Specialty, 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.
On these two general heads all other specialities are depedent.
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.
We 'll say, instead, the inconsequent creature man, -
For that'a his speciality.
Think of this, sir, . . . remote from the impulses of passion, and apart from the specialities -- if I may use that strong remark -- of prejudice.
An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.
© Webster 1913.