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Definitions of peculiar

  1. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. characteristic of one only; distinctive or special; "the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Particular; individual; special; appropriate. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary. 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. Peculiarly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. One's own: appropriate: particular: strange. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. PECULIARITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. One's own; special; strange. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Particular; singular; strange; odd. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Belonging particularly to one. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. One's own; solely or specially belonging to; singular; special. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. In ecclesiastical law. A parish or church in England which has jurisdiction of ecclesiastical matters within itself, and independent of the ordinary, and is subject only to the metropolitan. thelawdictionary.org
  22. as used in the phrase "peculiar people" in 1 Peter 2:9 , is derived from the Lat. peculium, and denotes, as rendered in the Revised Version ("a people for God's own possession"), a special possession or property. The church is the "property" of God, his "purchased possession" ( Ephesians 1:14 ; RSV, "God's own possession"). biblestudytools.com
  23. p[=e]-k[=u]l'yar, adj. one's own: belonging to no other: appropriate: particular: odd, uncommon, strange.--n. (obs.) private property: a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary or bishop in whose diocese it is placed.--v.t. PECUL'IARISE, to set apart.--n. PECULIAR'ITY, quality of being peculiar or singular: that which is found in one and in no other: that which marks a person off from others: individuality.--adv. PECUL'IARLY.--n. PEC[=U]'LIUM, private property, esp. that given by a father to a son, &c.--PECULIAR PEOPLE, the people of Israel: a sect of faith-healers, founded in London in 1838, who reject medical aid in cases of disease, and rely on anointing with oil by the elders, and on prayer, with patient nursing. [Fr.,--L. peculiaris--peculium, private property.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Belonging exclusively to; belonging to the individual, esp. one\'s own p. (character &c.); particular, special, as a point of p. interest; strange, odd, as a p. flavour, he has always been a little p.; p. people, the Jews, (in wider sense) God\'s elect, (P. People) modern religious sect having no church organization& relying on prayer alone for cure of disease; (n.) p. property, privilege, &c., (Hist.) parish, church, exempt from jurisdiction of diocese in which it lies, (P-) one of the P. People. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. In Eccl. Law, jurisdictions not under the Ordinary of the diocese. Such are the peculiars of archbishops, bishops, deans, chapters, and the like. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. n. Exclusive property ; private right or authority;—in English canon law, a particular parish or church having jurisdiction. Cabinet Dictionary

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