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specie1

[spee-shee, -see] /ˈspi ʃi, -si/
noun
1.
coined money; coin.
Idioms
2.
in specie,
  1. in the same kind.
  2. (of money) in coin.
  3. in a similar manner; in kind:
    Such treachery should be repaid in specie.
  4. Law. in the identical shape, form, etc., as specified.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin (in) speciē (in) kind; see species

specie2

[spee-shee, -see] /ˈspi ʃi, -si/
noun, Nonstandard.
1.
Origin
by back formation, construing species as plural noun
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Examples for specie
  • 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.
  • Every individual specie is competing with others within in habitat in order to live to see another day.
British Dictionary definitions for specie

specie

/ˈspiːʃiː/
noun
1.
coin money, as distinguished from bullion or paper money
2.
in specie
  1. (of money) in coin
  2. in kind
  3. (law) in the actual form specified
Word Origin
C16: from the Latin phrase in speciē in kind
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Word Origin and History for specie
n.

1610s, "coin, money in the form of coins" (as opposed to paper money or bullion), from phrase in specie "in the real or actual form" (1550s), from Latin in specie "in kind," ablative of species "kind, form, sort" (see species).

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