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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Specialty \Spe"cial*ty\, n.; pl. Specialties. [F. sp['e]cialit['e]. Cf. Speciality.] 1. Particularity. [1913 Webster] Specialty of rule hath been neglected. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A particular or peculiar case. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified. --Chitty. --Bouvier. --Wharton (Law Dict.). [1913 Webster] Let specialties be therefore drawn between us. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. That for which a person is distinguished, in which he is specially versed, or which he makes an object of special attention; a speciality. [1913 Webster] Men of boundless knowledge, like Humbold, must have had once their specialty, their pet subject. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]