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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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The three mismatched forms in Spirit, 2017, epitomize McCarty's romantic daring, the almost reckless exuberance of her peculiarly intimate (and hardly forbidding or hermetic) abstract paintings.
Thus, she explains that a gender/sexual hierarchy is not a given, but rather "a peculiarly obstinate variable," "a constantly reenacted social process" with "mechanisms that reproduce sexual hierarchy in any social context" (180, 194, 261).
Further, though the Qur'an mentions a certain number of plants, fruits, and vegetables, it mentions them in the flow of its own narrative, in a peculiarly Qur'anic context, and with a specific purpose.
What a pity that it does not have a peculiarly shaped roof
In this light, the Houston man's successful campaign to get a liver conforms to the rules of engagement that have become the norm in the peculiarly American game of procuring medical services.
How to utilize those 425 taste buds per square centimeter (of those with peculiarly intense palates)?
His Gibbon is ontologist as much as imperial historian, the author of an autobiography with a peculiarly eighteenth-century capacity, like Tristram Shandy, to proliferate: 'The historian of Rome', the author wryly comments, 'evidently found imagining himself trickier than appraising an empire'.
If Boerhaave's ideas were similar to those of non-Calvinist contemporaries and predecessors, why should we see them as peculiarly Dutch Calvinist in essence?
It's only the odd lapse of one person, but I prefer to see it as symptomatic of a deeper disorder, that being the idiosyncratic approach to objective criteria, itself the fruit of individualism, where one is compelled to leave one's imprint on the drama at hand, and by some action make the thing peculiarly one's own.
The erotic hero is everyone's abject, and peculiarly his own.
There will be some programming (such as documentary material), but Tholos is primarily intended as a "wonder." Though it may end up as a mere novelty, it's a peculiarly modern wonder.
Robopets are a peculiarly Japanese phenomenon for now, but manufacturers are releasing cuter and more user-friendly models in the hope of reaching a worldwide market.