- in the same kind.
- (of money) in coin.
- in a similar manner; in kind: Such treachery should be repaid in specie.
- Law.in the identical shape, form, etc., as specified.
Origin of specie1
Origin of specie2
Related Words for speciesalary, wage, wealth, pay, bill, cash, payment, fund, capital, property, check, wad, gold, dough, treasure, finances, resources, gravy, funds, bankroll
Examples from the Web for specie
Historical Examples of specie
Specie payments were suspended, and business was all but paralyzed.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
There is three hundred pounds sent at present, mostly in specie.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
It seems that they've had a deal of trouble to get the amount in specie.The Man With The Broken Ear
For us to pay a foreigner with specie is like paying him with coffee.Sophisms of the Protectionists
This amount was remitted, in the twelve months preceding the war, in specie.Albert Gallatin
John Austin Stevens
- (of money) in coin
- in kind
- lawin the actual form specified
Word Origin for specie
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).