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Definitions of peculiar

  1. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. PECULIARITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Exclusive property; a particular parish or church which has the probate of wills. The Court of Peculiars, a court exclusively belonging to the Archbishop of Cauterbury. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Exclusive property; a parish which is exempted from the jurisdiction of the bishop of the district where it lies. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Peculiarly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Particular; individual; special; appropriate. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One's own; as, my peculiar property; not owned in common: as, an idiom is an expression peculiar to one language; individual; strange; queer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. One's own: appropriate: particular: strange. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. One's own; special; strange. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Particular; singular; strange; odd. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Belonging particularly to one. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. One's own; solely or specially belonging to; singular; special. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Pert. to one, not to many; appropriate; unusual; strange. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for peculiar

  1. How peculiar the cross- piece looks. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  2. Well, it seems to me, from what I have heard, that a guardian has a great many very peculiar rights. – The Living Link by James De Mille
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