spe·cie /'spē-shē, -sē/ n [from in specie, from Latin, in kind]: money in coin
in specie: in the identical form and without alteration or substitution
an agreement to be carried out in specie

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index cash, currency, money

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Money in the form of metal coins.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. Money that has an intrinsic value, such as silver or gold coins, minted in different denominations and in different degrees of fineness, and usually displaying government markings.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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  • specie — / spɛtʃe/ (ant. spezie / spɛtsje/) [dal lat. species, propr. aspetto, forma esteriore ], invar. ■ s.f. 1. (lett., non com.) [forma esteriore] ▶◀ apparenza, aspetto, parvenza, sembianza, veste. ‖ immagine. ● Espressioni: fare specie [suscitare… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Specie — Spe ci*e, abl. of L. species sort, kind. Used in the phrase in specie, that is, in sort, in kind, in (its own) form. [1913 Webster] [The king] expects a return in specie from them [i. e., kindness for kindness]. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {In specie} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • specie — spe‧cie [ˈspiːʆiː ǁ ʆiː, siː] noun [uncountable] FINANCE money in the form of coins, not bank notes: • The government announced it was prepared to exchange paper money for specie. * * * specie UK US /ˈspiːʃi/ noun [U] FINANCE, MONEY ► coins,… …   Financial and business terms

  • specie — (n.) 1610s, coin, money in the form of coins (as opposed to paper money or bullion), from phrase in specie in the real or actual form (1550s), from L. in specie in kind, ablative of species kind, form, sort (see SPECIES (Cf. species)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • specie — [spē′shē, spē′sē] n. [abl. of L species: used in E from occurrence in the phrase (paid) in specie] coin, as distinguished from paper money; also, coin made of precious, as distinguished from base, metal in specie 1. in kind 2. in coin …   English World dictionary

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  • specie, in — adj. (1) In coins. (2) A contract performed exactly according to stipulated terms. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

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