- specie point,
- species-specific antigen,
- 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
Examples from the Web for specie
Their baggage and about ten thousand dollars in specie was packed upon mules.
The only avoidance of these evident evils is in a rapid transmission of the mails, specie, and passengers.Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post|Thomas Rainey
As a marriage dowry he would present us with several barrels of specie, thus showing in what esteem he held me.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
What period could be more auspicious for a gradual return, say in six months, to specie?
It is a litigated question, whether the circulation of paper, rather than of specie, is a good or an evil.
- (of money) in coin
- in kind
- law in 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).