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[per-tik-yuh-lar-i-tee, puh-tik-] /pərˌtɪk yəˈlær ɪ ti, pəˌtɪk-/
noun, plural particularities.
the quality or state of being particular.
detailed, minute, or circumstantial character, as of description or statement.
attention to details; special care.
an individual or characteristic feature or trait; peculiarity.
Origin of particularity
1520-30; < Middle French particularite < Late Latin particulāritāt- (stem of particulāritās) state of being apart. See particular, -ity Unabridged
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  • It does not require a plaintiff to plead with particularity every element of a cause of action.
  • Therefore it has to be examined with particularity in specific instances.
  • Everything must be undertaken to restore its original charm of particularity.
  • They lack any convincing particularity or idiosyncrasy.
  • There is no way to suffer any truly agonizing particularity as a reporter without feeling ridiculous and sounding worse.
  • Lack of particularity in a citation may be cured at the hearing.
  • None of the alleged schemes are set forth with particularity.
  • The motion shall state with particularity the grounds therefor and shall set forth the order or relief sought.
British Dictionary definitions for particularity


noun (pl) -ties
(often pl) a specific circumstance: the particularities of the affair
great attentiveness to detail; fastidiousness
the quality of being precise: a description of great particularity
the state or quality of being particular as opposed to general; individuality: the particularity of human situations
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Word Origin and History for particularity

1520s, from Middle French particularité, from Late Latin particularitatem (nominative particularitas), from Latin particularis (see particular).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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