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in specie

1. Of money, in coin(s). To prevent a national buildup and subsequent devaluation of 1 and 2 cent coins, the Irish government is urging people to pay for more things in specie.
2. In the same or a similar manner; in kind. Many are demanding that the dictator be punished in specie for the brutal murders of his regime.
3. Of law, in the actual form or manner; as specified. In lieu of cash repayment, the assets of the property will be distributed in specie following liquidation.
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in specie

1. In coin, as in The balance was to be paid only in specie. [First half of 1600s]
2. In a similar manner, in kind, as in They repaid the offense in specie. [Mid-1500s] Both usages are derived from the Latin in specie, meaning "in the actual form."
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in specie

1. In coin.
2. In a similar manner; in kind: repaid the offense in specie.
3. Law As specified.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Indeed, beginning in 1822, there was a spontaneous rejection of the paper money of the Bank of the Commonwealth, with the recognition of specie and the notes of the branches of the Bank of the united States within the state, which notes could be redeemed in specie, as the unit of account.