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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

Word Origin for specie

C16: from the Latin phrase in speciē in kind
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