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Thursday, June 14, 2001

Definitions for sui generis

  1. Being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique.

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Citations for sui generis
This man, in fact, was sui generis, a true original. Ruth Lord, Henry F. du Pont and Winterthur
They're a special case, a category of their own, sui generis. Eric Kraft, Leaving Small's Hotel
Origin of sui generis
Sui generis is from Latin, literally meaning "of its own kind": sui, "of its own" + generis, genitive form of genus, "kind."
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