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Definition of "specie" [‖Spe•ci•e•spe•cie]

  • Coined money; coin. (noun)
  • 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. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "specie" in a sentence
  • "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."