specie

1 [spee-shee, -see]
noun
1.
coined money; coin.
Idioms
2.
in specie,
a.
in the same kind.
b.
(of money) in coin.
c.
in a similar manner; in kind: Such treachery should be repaid in specie.
d.
Law. in the identical shape, form, etc., as specified.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin (in) speciē (in) kind; see species

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specie

2 [spee-shee, -see]
noun Nonstandard.

Origin:
by back formation, construing species as plural noun

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specie (ˈspiːʃiː)
 
n
1.  coin money, as distinguished from bullion or paper money
2.  in specie
 a.  (of money) in coin
 b.  in kind
 c.  law in the actual form specified
 
[C16: from the Latin phrase in speciē in kind]

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specie
1615, "coin, money in the form of coins" (as opposed to paper money or bullion), from phrase in specie "in the real or actual form" (1551), from L. in specie "in kind," abl. of species "kind, form, sort" (see species).
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Example sentences
It was said that bankers and merchants were making preparations to remove
  specie and other valuables from the city.
What if dreaming is the true language of the evolved specie.
Corridors connect isolated patches and in effect make a specie potential
  habitat potentially larger.
Science is a fairly new phenomenon in our specie's repertoire and has shown
  amazing potential in a few centuries.
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