sui generis

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su·i ge·ne·ris

 (so͞o′ī′ jĕn′ər-ĭs, so͞o′ē)
Being the only example of its kind; unique: "sui generis works like Mary Chesnut's Civil War diary" (Linda Orr).

[Latin suī generis : suī, of its own + generis, genitive of genus, kind.]

sui generis

(ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs)
[Latin, literally: of its own kind]

su•i ge•ne•ris

(ˈsu i ˈdʒɛn ər ɪs, ˈsu aɪ)

of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique.
[< Latin]

sui generis

A Latin phrase meaning of its own kind, used to describe something considered unique.
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Adj.1.sui generis - constituting a class of its own; unique; "a history book sui generis"; "sui generis works like Mary Chestnut's Civil War diary"
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"

sui generis

adjsui generis (geh), → einzig(artig)
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If I mistake not, he will prove to be sui generis, and akin to no other reptile in creation.
Despite the general continuity of life in Mesoamerica, those Indios and Spaniards who interacted most frequently at the viceroy's court in Mexico City, or with it through the use of trusted intermediaries, became enfranchised by the participation, contends L pez-Portillo, leading to a new identification with the sui generis political culture of New Spain, which they had helped to generate.
Unlike other metanormative contenders, non-naturalists take normative supervenience to be a relation between metaphysically discontinuous kinds: natural properties and sui generis normative properties.
Nonetheless, they explained that, being sui generis (one of a kind), the 'appropriate proceeding' to contest P216 should not be bound by ordinary precepts and standards.
It is a multi-stage sui generis process for the award of a construction concession on the construction and supervision of the WC installations.
To show this, the paper first explores the factors at the Courts disposal for creating the test: 1) the definition of constitutional rights in the non-Aboriginal rights context; and 2) the reason the Aboriginal rights context creates a sui generis situation.
More and more philosophers are willing to grant that second-order quantification, quantification into the positions of predicates (or their natural language counterparts), is a legitimate sui generis kind of quantification, not to be reduced to first-order quantification, quantification into the positions of singular terms.
25 % from current 1%, no intervention of TCP/Passco in rice trade, privatization of rice research institutes at Kala Shah Kaku and Dokri and adoption of a sui generis geographical indications law.
com)-- Sui Generis Men's Formalwear (2265 Market) and Men's Ready to Wear (2231 Market) combine to create a unique shopping experience in the Castro.
All these might undermine the ruling party's backing among the electorate and by doing so also jeopardize President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's sui generis presidential system dreams.
Israeli officials claimed that the status of these areas was sui generis because, at the time of conquest, they were controlled by but not sovereign to Egypt and Jordan, respectively.
The neglect of his work is impoverishing to the reader of Jewish literature because in the breadth of its geographic, historical and ethnographic explorations, and in its crossover between secular and religious realms, his writing is virtually sui generis.