a.1.Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort.
A special is called by the schools a "species".
- I. Watts.
2.Particular; peculiar; different from others; extraordinary; uncommon.
To this special evil an improvement of style would apply a special redress.
- De Quincey.
3.Appropriate; designed for a particular purpose, occasion, or person; as, a special act of Parliament or of Congress; a special sermon.
4.Limited in range; confined to a definite field of action, investigation, or discussion; as, a special dictionary of commercial terms; a special branch of study.
5.Chief in excellence.
Special administration
(Law) an administration limited to certain specified effects or acts, or one granted during a particular time or the existence of a special cause, as during a controversy respecting the probate of a will, or the right of administration, etc.
Special agency
an agency confined to some particular matter.
Special bail
(Law) sureties who undertake that, if the defendant is convicted, he shall satisfy the plaintiff, or surrender himself into custody.
Special constable
See under Constable.
- Tomlins.
Special damage
(Law) a damage resulting from the act complained of, as a natural, but not the necessary, consequence of it.
- Bouvier.
Special demurrer
(Law) a demurrer for some defect of form in the opposite party pleading, in which the cause of demurrer is particularly stated.
Special deposit
a deposit made of a specific thing to be kept distinct from others.
Special homology
(Biol.) See under Homology.
Special injuction
(Law) an injuction granted on special grounds, arising of the circumstances of the case.
Special issue
(Law) an issue produced upon a special plea.
- Daniell.
Special jury
(Law) a jury consisting of persons of some particular calling, station, or qualification, which is called upon motion of either party when the cause is supposed to require it; a struck jury.
- Stephen.
Special orders
(Mil.) orders which do not concern, and are not published to, the whole command, such as those relating to the movement of a particular corps, a detail, a temporary camp, etc.
Special partner
a limited partner; a partner with a limited or restricted responsibility; - unknown at common law.
Special partnership
a limited or particular partnership; - a term sometimes applied to a partnership in a particular business, operation, or adventure.
Special plea in bar
(Law) a plea setting forth particular and new matter, distinguished from the general issue.
Special pleader
(Law) originally, a counsel who devoted himself to drawing special counts and pleas; in a wider sense, a lawyer who draws pleadings.
- Bouvier.
Special pleading
(Law) the allegation of special or new matter, as distingiushed from a direct denial of matter previously alleged on the side.
The popular denomination of the whole science of pleading.
- Bouvier.
The phrase is sometimes popularly applied to the specious, but unsound, argumentation of one whose aim is victory, and not truth.
- Stephen.
Special property
(Law) a qualified or limited ownership possession, as in wild animals, things found or bailed.
- Burrill.
Special session
an extraordinary session; a session at an unusual time or for an unusual purpose; as, a special session of Congress or of a legislature.
Special statute
an act of the legislature which has reference to a particular person, place, or interest; a private law; - in distinction from a general law or public law.
Special verdict
(Law) a special finding of the facts of the case, leaving to the court the application of the law to them.
- Wharton (Law Dict.).
n.1.A particular.
2.One appointed for a special service or occasion.
In special
specially; in particular.
- Chaucer.
Noun1.special - a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; "they are having a special on pork chops"
2.special - a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
3.special - a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; "the last of a series of BBC specials on Iran is being shown tonight"
Adj.1.special - unique or specific to a person or thing or category; "the particular demands of the job"; "has a paraticular preference for Chinese art"; "a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"; "an expression peculiar to Canadians"; "rights peculiar to the rich"; "the special features of a computer"; "my own special chair"
Synonyms: particular, peculiar
2.special - for a special service or occasion; "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event"
3.special - surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?"
4.special - adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; "a special kind of paint"; "a special medication for arthritis"
5.special - having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
Synonyms: limited
6.special - first and most important; "his special interest is music"; "she gets special (or particular) satisfaction from her volunteer work"
Synonyms: particular
7.special - added to a regular schedule; "a special holiday flight"; "put on special buses for the big game"
Synonyms: extra

DAMAGES, SPECIAL, torts. Special damages are such as are in fact sustained, and are not implied by law; these are either superadded to general damages, arising from an act injurious in itself, as when some particular loss arises. from the uttering of slanderous words, actionable in themselves, or are such as arise from an act indifferent and not actionable in itself, but injurious only in its consequences, as when the words become actionable only by reason of special damage ensuing. To constitute special damage the legal and natural consequence must arise from the tort, and not be a mere wrongful act of a third person, or a remote consequence. 1 Camp. 58; Ham. N. P. 40; 1 Chit. Pl. 385, 6.

DAMAGES, SPECIAL, pleading. As distinguished from the gist of the action, signify that special damage which is stated to result from the gist; as, if a plaintiff in an action of trespass for breaking his close, entering his house, and tossing his goods about, were to state that by means of the damage done to his house, he was obliged to seek lodging elsewhere.
     2. Sometimes the special damage is said to constitute the gist of the action itself; for example, in an action wherein the plaintiff declares for slanderous words, which of themselves are not a sufficient ground or foundation for the suit, if any particular damage result to the plaintiff from the speaking of them, that damage is properly said to be the gist of the action.
     3. But whether special damage be the gist of the action, or only collateral to it, it must be particularly stated in the declaration, as the plaintiff will not otherwise be permitted to go into evidence of it at the trial, because the defendant cannot also be prepared to answer it. Willes, 23. See Gist.

PLEADING, SPECIAL. By special pleading is meant the allegation of special or new matter, as distinguished from a direct denial of matter previously alleged on the opposite side. Gould on Pl. c. 1, s. 18.

SPECIAL. That which relates to a particular species or kind, opposed to general; as special verdict and general verdict; special imparlance and general imparlance; special jury, or one selected for a particular case, and general jury; special issue and general issue, &c.

SPECIAL - A SRI specification language. ["SPECIAL - A Specification and Assertion Language", L. Robinson et al, TR CSL-46, SRI, Jan 1987].
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