spe·cial·ty n pl -ties2: a doctrine providing that a person extradited can be prosecuted only for the charges described in the order for extradition3: real property (as a parcel of land or esp. a structure) that is of such specialized character that no market for it exists and for which value upon condemnation is determined by the cost of reproduction less depreciation— used esp. in New York
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
agreement, arrangement, bargain under seal, bond, commitment, compact, concordat, contractual obligation, contractual statement, covenant, covenant of indemnity, debenture, engagement, guaranty, hypothecation, indenture, legal agreement, obligation, pact, pledge, pledged word, promise under seal, recognizance, security, stipulation, understanding, undertaking, warranty
associated concepts: specialty debts, suit upon a specialty
(distinctive mark) noun
attribute, badge, brand, character, characteristic, definiteness, disconformity, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctive feature, distinctiveness, distinctness, dominant characteristic, earmark, eccentricity, feature, idiosyncrasy, impress, inconsistency, individualism, mannerism, mark, oddity, particular characteristic, particular item, particular matter, particular point, particularity, peculiar idiom, peculiar temperament, peculiarity, personal characteristic, point of difference, property, quality, quirk, rarity, singularity, special characteristic, special item, special matter, special point, specific quality, specificness, stamp, token, trait, uniqueness, unlikeness
(special aptitude) noun
ability, accomplishment, adeptness, aptness, artistry, calling, capability, career, competence, craft, dexterity, endowment, expertise, expertness, faculty, forte, function, genius, handicraft, inborn aptitude, ingenuity, innate ability, knowledge main interest, mastership, mastery, natural ability, object of study, occupation, particular object of pursuit, professionalism, proficiency, pursuit, qualification, skill, skillfulness, special line of work, special project, special skill, special study, specialization, strong point, talent, task, technique, virtuosity, vocation
bailiwick, business (occupation), caliber (mental capacity), calling, capacity (sphere), career, characteristic, department, employment, feature (special attraction), identity (individuality), merchandise, occupation (vocation), penchant, position (business status), practice (professional business), profession (vocation), province, pursuit (occupation), trade (occupation), trait, work (employment)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n. Unique property, such as a church, that is not marketable under the principle of eminent domain.=>> contract.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
A contract under seal.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
A contract under seal.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.