Spe"ci*e (?),

abl. of L. species sort, kind. Used in the phrase in specie, that is, in sort, in kind, in (its own) form.

"[The king] expects a return in specie from them" [i. e., kindness for kindness]. Dryden.

In specie Law, in precise or definite form; specifically; according to the exact terms; of the very thing.


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Spe"cie (?), n. [Formed as a singular from species, in sense 5.]

Coin; hard money.


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