- a dynasty ruling in China a.d. 589–618.
- of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
Examples from the Web for sui
Contemporary Examples of sui
“It is well established that a fetus is not a ‘person’; rather it is a sui generis organism,” the ruling stated.Court Says Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Isn’t a Crime
December 9, 2014
Obama is something of a sui generis figure, yes, but I have my doubts.Why I'd Rather be a Black Republican
February 17, 2014
Cosell was not only sui generis, he also faded quickly from public consciousness once he was pushed off the air.The Only Sportscaster That Mattered: New Biography of Howard Cosell
November 20, 2011
Journalists have a soft spot for him, even avowedly liberal ones like me, because if nothing else he is sui generis.Why Newt Gingrich Will Never Be President
May 10, 2011
Instead, she went to a gas station, where by chance, Sui Mak's husband, Bing, spotted her.Jailed for a Suicide Attempt
April 13, 2011
Historical Examples of sui
He wished to judge for himself about these emanations, sui generis.The English at the North Pole
We cross the Atlantic, and among the Greenlanders discover a myth, which is sui generis.Moon Lore
It is sui generis; we know of none that can pretend to compare with it.Jungle Folk
Knowledge is sui generis, and, as such, cannot be explained.
Knowledge is sui generis and therefore a 'theory' of it is impossible.
Word Origin for sui generis
1787, Latin, literally "of one's own kind, peculiar." First element from sui, genitive of suus "his, her, its, one's," from Old Latin sovos, from PIE root *swe-, pronoun of the third person (see idiom).
A person or thing that is unique, in a class by itself: “She is an original artist; each of her paintings is sui generis.” From Latin, meaning “of its own kind.”