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specie

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[ spee-shee, -see ]
/ ˈspi ʃi, -si /
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noun

coined money; coin.

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Idioms for specie

    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 of specie

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First recorded in 1545–55; from Latin (in) speciē “(in) kind”; see species

Definition for specie (2 of 2)

specie2
[ spee-shee, -see ]
/ ˈspi ʃi, -si /

noun Nonstandard.

Origin of specie

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By back formation, construing species as plural noun
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British Dictionary definitions for specie

specie
/ (ˈspiːʃiː) /

noun

coin money, as distinguished from bullion or paper money
in specie
  1. (of money) in coin
  2. in kind
  3. law in the actual form specified
C16: from the Latin phrase in speciē in kind
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