Sin`gu*lar"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Singularities (#). [L. singularitas: cf. F. singularit'e.]
The quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all, or from most, others; peculiarity.
Pliny addeth this singularity to that soil, that the second year the very falling down of the seeds yieldeth corn.
Sir. W. Raleigh.
I took notice of this little figure for the singularity of the instrument.
Anything singular, rare, or curious.
Have we passed through, not without much content
In many singularities.
Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
No bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity [universal bishop].
Catholicism . . . must be understood in opposition to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation.
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