in specie


1

In coin, as in The balance was to be paid only in specie. [First half of 1600s]

2

In a similar manner, in kind, as in They repaid the offense in specie. [Mid-1500s] Both usages are derived from the Latin in specie, meaning “in the actual form.”

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