successors, as distinguished from universal succession, by which an estate descended in intestacy to
the heirs in mass. Singular term (Logic), a term which represents or stands for a single individual.
Syn. Unexampled; unprecedented; eminent; extraordinary; remarkable; uncommon; rare; unusual; peculiar; strange; odd; eccentric; fantastic.
1. An individual instance; a particular. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
2. (Gram) The singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular
(Sin"gu*lar*ist) n. One who affects singularity. [Obs.]
A clownish singularist, or nonconformist to ordinary usage.Borrow.
(Sin`gu*lar"i*ty) n.; pl. Singularities (- tiz). [L. singularitas: cf. F. singularité.]
1. The quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished
from all, or from most, others; peculiarity.
Pliny addeth this singularity to that soil, that the second year the very falling down of the seeds yieldeth
corn.Sir. W. Raleigh.
I took notice of this little figure for the singularity of the instrument.Addison.
2. Anything singular, rare, or curious.
Have we passed through, not without much content
In many singularities.
3. Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
No bishop of Rome ever took upon him this name of singularity [universal bishop].Hooker.
Catholicism . . . must be understood in opposition to the legal singularity of the Jewish nation.Bp.
4. Celibacy. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Sin"gu*lar*ize) v. t. To make singular or single; to distinguish. [R.]
1. In a singular manner; in a manner, or to a degree, not common to others; extraordinarily; as, to be
singularly exact in one's statements; singularly considerate of others. "Singularly handsome." Milman.
2. Strangely; oddly; as, to behave singularly.
3. So as to express one, or the singular number.
(Sin"gult) n.[L. singultus.] A sigh or sobbing; also, a hiccough. [Obs.] Spenser. W. Browne.
(Sin*gul"tous) a. (Med.) Relating to, or affected with, hiccough. Dunglison.
(||Sin*gul"tus) n. [L.] (Med.) Hiccough.