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Peculiar (noun)

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Peculiar. n.s.

  1. The property; the exclusive property.

    By tincture or reflection, they augment
    Their small peculiar.
    Milt. Par. Lost.

    Revenge is so absolutely the peculiar of heaven, that no consideration whatever can empower even the best men to assume the execution of it. South's Sermons.

  2. Something abscinded from the ordinary jurisdiction.

    Certain peculiars there are, some appertaining to the dignities of the cathedral church at Exon. Carew.

Sources: Carew, Thomas (36) · Milton, John (449) · South, Robert (158)

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