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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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To raise money for the trek, Corinne and her team have run a number of events at The Olde Peculiar, including several quiz nights, a breakfast with Santa event, a Hollywood ball, a Greek BBQ and a garden party.
Not limited to adolescents; this intuitive and engaging book, "Tae Sung's Peculiar Life; Tae Sung and the Flattened Snake," features the main character Tae Sung.
"The Gift of Being Peculiar" is the story of Kenza, a young girl who is not afraid to embrace her peculiarity.
Successful in a novice chase at Tramore last winter, Peculiar Genius made the frame with a second over two and a half miles at Wexford and a fourth over two at Cork on his first two starts this season.
Mr Joseph most probably had in mind the Kenyan middle class a demographic peculiar in its habits in more ways than one.
The lawyer admitted: "This was bizarre and peculiar behaviour which was recorded by CCTV.
ChudhryShujatHussain said first the government under cover of the election laws interfered with the Khatm-e-Nubawwat matter and now under a peculiar foreign and un-Islamic agenda in the garb of human rights attempts are being made to play dangerous game of further hurting sentiments of the Muslims and efforts are being made to get Namoos-e-Risalat laws changed through the Senate.
I grew up with northern phrases: those words and descriptions used by family and friends that were peculiar to where I lived.
Ransom Riggs has written a companion volume to his popular Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series and has cleverly presented this collection of ten short stories featuring the folklore of the peculiars I as though the author is one Millard Nullings, a peculiar himself and a former ward of Miss Peregrine's Home.
The adventure that began with "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and continued in "Hollow City" comes to a thrilling conclusion with "Library of Souls".
Continuing the fantastical world of peculiars, Riggs delivers on a companion to his Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series with a collection of fables with a unique spin.
Horace projects his own dreams (cue the old truism about films being rather like dreams) and is also obsessed with people's clothes, which is certainly peculiar.