Es*pe"cial (?), a. [OF. especial, F. sp'ecial, L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality. See Species, and cf. Special.]

Distinguished among others of the same class or kind; special; concerning a species or a single object; principal; particular; as, in an especial manner or degree.

Syn. -- Peculiar; special; particular; uncommon; chief. See Peculiar.


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