specie

noun (1)
spe·​cie | \ ˈspē-shē How to pronounce specie (audio) , -sē \

Definition of specie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: money in coin
in specie
: in the same or like form or kind ready to return insult in specie also : in coin

specie

noun (2)

Definition of specie (Entry 2 of 2)

nonstandard

First Known Use of specie

Noun (1)

1617, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for specie

Noun (1)

from in specie, from Latin, in kind

Noun (2)

back-formation from species (taken as a plural)

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The first known use of specie was in 1617

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“Specie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specie. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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specie

noun
spe·​cie | \ ˈspē-shē, -sē How to pronounce specie (audio) \

Legal Definition of specie

: money in coin
in specie
: in the identical form and without alteration or substitution an agreement to be carried out in specie

History and Etymology for specie

from in specie, from Latin, in kind

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