from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Coined money; coin.
- idiom in specie In coin.
- idiom in specie In a similar manner; in kind: repaid the offense in specie.
- idiom in specie Law In the same kind or shape; as specified.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Type or kind, in various uses of the phrase in specie.
- n. Money, especially in the form of coins made from precious metal, that has an intrinsic value; coinage.
- n. Singular form of species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- abl. of L. species sort, kind. Used in the phrase in specie, that is, in sort, in kind, in (its own) form.
- n. Coin; hard money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As a Latin noun, used in the phrase in specie: In kind.
- n. In coin. See def. 2. Hence, as an English noun
- n. Coin; metallic money; a medium of exchange consisting of gold or silver (the precious metals) coined by sovereign authority in pieces of various standard weights and values, and of minor coins of copper, bronze, or some other cheap or base metal: often used attributively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. coins collectively
The act establishing the independent treasury in 1846, was drawn by me, avowedly as a 'specie receiving and _specie circulating_' institution, and to restrain excessive issues by the banks; but it is impossible now to carry that system into practical execution.
_sub specie æternitatis_, but _sub specie_ the reign of Queen Victoria.
He calculates the numeraire, or what we call specie, then actually existing in France, at about eighty-eight millions of the same English money.
Rent, which could be paid in specie or livestock, was payable either at the landdrost or the Castle at the Cape. 25 Farmers in outlying areas often paid several years at once, presumably due in part to the long journey from their farms to the seats of colonial authority.
When a cashier at the bank realizes that there is a shortage of funds, he suggests that the bank directors withdraw their personal claims to allow working customers to be paid in specie, but he is overruled so the directors do not have to sacrifice any of their own funds. 81 Likewise, Things as They Will Be, Or, All Barkers Are Not
Forced to pay for land in specie, speculators and capitalists turned their investment attention elsewhere, toward goods which they could buy on credit or with paper money. 99
Sanety, that endangered specie is finally creeping into congress, cut the porc, reestablish the tax on the rich.
Congress, prior to its adjournment, empowered President Davis to seize the specie in the banks for supplies, and also empowered the Secretary of the Treasury to procure specie from the different States upon terms agreed upon with the State authorities.
Washington, had resolved that President Lincoln's amnesty proclamation was unconstitutional, and that the army and navy ought to be paid in specie or its equivalent.
The big ship brings 500 passengers, 56,000 dols. in specie, and upwards of 6000 tons of cargo — consisting principally of wheat, corn, and provisions.