sui generis

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Sui Generis

[Latin, Of its own kind or class.] That which is the only one of its kind.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sui generis

(sooh-ee jen-ur-iss) n. Latin for one of a kind, unique.

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sui generis

‘of its own kind’.
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A final section explores patent issues in the future such as the sui generis regime of pharmaceutical patents and biotechnology patent pools.
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If, in sensibility and skill, Shirley Tse is one of Hesse's nieces (Hesse was too sui generis to have daughters), this bodes well, suggesting that the sprightly smoothness of the PEVA works will evolve into further lamination of texture and form with psychic suggestion, rather than flatline in mere material cleverness.
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Though Knoppers is informed enough to realize that her prime early source for this, John Cleveland's The Character of a London Diurnall (1645), did not emerge sui generis -- the newsbooks attacked by Cleveland (and the similar news separates) promoted Cromwell -- she never allows them their due.
Poor Mr Nixon is seen as sui generis, as possessing a degree of evil only surpassed by Judas Iscariot.
MAGDALENA (CBS MK44945) A concert revival of this '40s flop seemed a flaky choice in 1988, but the lush, sui generis score of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos proves otherwise.