Spe`ci*al"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Specialities (#). [See Special, and Specialty.]

1.

A particular or peculiar case; a particularity.

Sir M. Hale.

2. Law

See Specialty, 3.

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. Hooker.

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.

We 'll say, instead, the inconsequent creature man, - For that'a his speciality. Mrs. Browning.

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.

4.

An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.

 

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