Singularity

Definition of Singularity

Sin`gu`lar´i`ty   Pronunciation: sĭņ`gũ`lăr´ĭ`tŷ
n.1.The quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all, or from most, others; peculiarity.
I took notice of this little figure for the singularity of the instrument.
- Addison.
2.Anything singular, rare, or curious.
3.Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
No bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity [universal bishop].
- Hooker.
Catholicism . . . must be understood in opposition to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation.
- Bp. Pearson.
4.Celibacy.

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