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specie (SPEE-shee, -see) noun

Coined money; coin.

idiom. in specie.

1. In coin.

2. In a similar manner; in kind.

3. Law. In the same kind or shape; as specified.

[From (in) specie, (in) the actual form, from Latin (in) specie, (in) kind, ablative of species.]

"Since the earliest application of computers to banking and securities, information about money has often been more important than the physical money itself. Today it would be absurd to think of wealth in terms of gold bullion, let alone some form of specie." Jeffrey F. Rayport, Managing in the Marketspace, Harvard Business Review, 1 Nov 1994.

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