from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make peculiar; to set apart or assign as an exclusive possession.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make peculiar; to set apart or assign, as an exclusive possession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make peculiar; set apart: appropriate. … Also spelled peculiarise.
peculiar + -ize (Wiktionary)
There is no doubt that the primary purpose of Circumcision was to peculiarize the Jews by an indelible visible sign; and it was as necessary that Jewish infants should be known to be Jews as Jewish men.