in specie


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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.

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."

in specie

1. In coin.
2. In a similar manner; in kind: repaid the offense in specie.
3. Law As specified.
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1819), indicative of a lack both of paper money redeemable in specie and of coins in circulation.
It extended its "replevy" law whereby debtors could redeem their property following a foreclosure sale, to one year if the creditor agreed to accept notes of the Bank of Kentucky and to two years if the creditor insisted on being repaid in specie (Western Monitor 15 Feb.