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PECULIAR, eccl. law. In England, a particular parish or church, which has, within itself, independent of the ordinary jurisdiction, power to grant probate of wills, and the like. 1 Eng. Eccl. R. 72, note; Shelf. on Mar. & Div. 538. Vide Court of peculiars.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Each story in this collection resembles a cautionary fable about peculiars throughout history, usually facing some sort of jeopardy involving ordinary humans, fellow peculiars or their own nature.
Bringing life to this historian of the peculiars creates an atmosphere of reverence to the peculiars he writes about and expands Riggs's reach.
I guess I had a lot of peculiar people in my life growing up," says Ransom Riggs, author of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series of novels.
Riggs, 37, spoke from his home in Los Angeles about the upcoming Tim Burton film adaptation of his dark YA fantasy debut, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, $10.99, 368 pages, ISBN 9781594746031), a surprise 2011 hit that spent more than two years on the bestseller list.
Jackson) is on the hunt for peculiars, gobbling their eyes with great relish (and no one plays great relish, eye-gobbling or otherwise, like Jackson).
With fans giddily waiting and hoping that the film adaption of Ransom Riggs' best-selling novel won't disappoint, director Tim Burton opted to reveal a closer look at some of the scenes from the upcoming Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children movie.
"The cinematic qualities of the writing are high-definition bold, the love story more dramatic, and the parallels between the war the peculiars are fighting against the wights and the one that England is waging against Germany add the weight of history to Jacob's undertaking.
The Peculiar, by Stefan Bachmann, pounds 12.99 H/B (HarperCollins)) DON'T get noticed and you won't get yourself hanged!
Photographer and author Ashley continues his series of peculiar books on peculiars with photos and commentary on a range of churches, squares and thoroughfares containing some of the weirdest art, statuary and spires in existence.
Without the aid of a planning commission, it has managed to fill itself with ellipticals, pepper itself with spirals and even find room to scatter around a few peculiars.
The Peculiars is an exciting adventure set in an alternative America in the late 1800s.
In The Peculiars, Lena Mattacascar turns eighteen and promptly leaves home to seek her father in the northern wilderness called Scree, where individuals known as Peculiars are rumored to live.