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Peculiar

Pe`cul´iar
a.1.One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; not owned in common or in participation.
And purify unto himself a peculiar people.
- Titus ii. 14.
Hymns . . . that Christianity hath peculiar unto itself.
- Hooker.
2.Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
While each peculiar power forgoes his wonted seat.
- Milton.
My fate is Juno's most peculiar care.
- Dryden.
3.Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiar appearance.
n.1.That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
Revenge is . . . the peculiar of Heaven.
- South.
2.(Eng. Canon Law) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.
Court of Peculiars
(Eng. Law) a branch of the Court of Arches having cognizance of the affairs of peculiars.
Dean of peculiars
See under Dean, 1.
- Blackstone.
Adj.1.peculiar - beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
2.peculiar - unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a paraticular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
Synonyms: particular, special
3.peculiar - markedly different from the usual; "a peculiar hobby of stuffing and mounting bats"; "a man...feels it a peculiar insult to be taunted with cowardice by a woman"-Virginia Woolf
4.peculiar - characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney

PECULIAR, eccl. law. In England, a particular parish or church, which has, within itself, independent of the ordinary jurisdiction, power to grant probate of wills, and the like. 1 Eng. Eccl. R. 72, note; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 538. Vide Court of peculiars.

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