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specie

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noun spe·cie \ˈspē-shē, -sē\

Definition of specie

  1. :  money in coin

in specie

  1. :  in the same or like form or kind <ready to return insult in specie>; also :  in coin



Origin and Etymology of specie

from in specie, from Latin, in kind


First Known Use: 1617

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specie

noun spe·cie

Definition of specie

nonstandard

  1. :  species



Origin and Etymology of specie

back-formation from species (taken as a plural)


First Known Use: 1647

Rhymes with specie


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specie

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noun spe·cie \ˈspē-shē, -sē\

Legal Definition of specie

  1. :  money in coin

in specie

  1. :  in the identical form and without alteration or substitution <an agreement to be carried out in specie>



Origin and Etymology of specie

from in specie, from Latin, in kind


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