Particular

Definition of Particular

Par`tic´u`lar
a.1.Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.
[Make] each particular hair to stand an end,
Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
- Shak.
Seken in every halk and every herne
Particular sciences for to lerne.
- Chaucer.
2.Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth.
- Bacon.
3.Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.
4.Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.
5.(Law) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
6.(Logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; - opposed to universal: e. g. (particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular negative) Some men are not wise.
Particular average
See under Average.
Particular Baptist
one of a branch of the Baptist denomination the members of which hold the doctrine of a particular or individual election and reprobation.
Particular lien
(Law) a lien, or a right to retain a thing, for some charge or claim growing out of, or connected with, that particular thing.
Particular redemption
the doctrine that the purpose, act, and provisions of redemption are restricted to a limited number of the human race. See Calvinism.
n.1.A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.
Particulars which it is not lawful for me to reveal.
- Bacon.
It is the greatest interest of particulars to advance the good of the community.
- L'Estrange.
2.Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
For his particular I'll receive him gladly.
- Shak.
If the particulars of each person be considered.
- Milton.
Temporal blessings, whether such as concern the public . . . or such as concern our particular.
- Whole Duty of Man.
3.(Law) One of the details or items of grounds of claim; - usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.
The reader has a particular of the books wherein this law was written.
- Ayliffe.
Bill of particulars
See under Bill.
In particular
specially; specifically; peculiarly; particularly; especially.
To go into particulars
to relate or describe in detail or minutely.
- Blackmore.

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