Definition of SPECIALTY,


SPECIALTY,

contracts. A writing sealed aud delivered, containing
some agreement. 2 Serg. & Rawle, 503; 1 Binn. Rep. 261; Willes, 189; 1 P.
Wms. 130. In a more confined meaning, it signifies a writing sealed and
delivered, which is given as a security for the payment of a debt, in which
such debt is particularly specified. Bac. Ab. Obligation, A.


2. Although in the body of the writing it is not said, that the parties
have set their hands and seals, yet if the instrument be really sealed it is a
specialty, and if it be not sealed, it is not a specialty, although the parties
in the body of the writing make mention of a seal. 2 Serg. & Rawle, 504; 2
Rep. 5 a; Perk. §129. Vide Bond; Debt; Obligation.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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