- When you study French languages and spend your entire academic career learning about them, this is an example of when French languages are your specialty.
- Cardiac care is an example of a medical specialty.
- Your famous chicken pot pie that everyone knows you for is an example of a specialty.
- Low-fat sugar-free candy for diabetics is an example of specialty candy.
The definition of a specialty is an area of study or a specific interest in which you have become an expert or which you focus on, or something that meets particular tastes and needs.
- a special quality, feature, point, characteristic, etc.
- a thing specialized in; special interest, field of study or professional work, etc.
- the state of being special
- an article or class of article characterized by special features, superior quality, novelty, etc.: a bakery whose specialty is pie
- Law a special contract, obligation, agreement, etc. under seal, or a contract by deed
Origin of specialtyMiddle English specialte from Old French especialté
- designating or of a store or stores that specialize in selling certain types of goods or to certain types of customers
- of such goods or customers
- a. A special pursuit, occupation, aptitude, or skill: The professor's specialty was the study of ancient languages.b. A branch of medicine or surgery, such as cardiology or neurosurgery, in which a physician specializes; the field or practice of a specialist.c. An item or product of a distinctive kind or of particular superiority: French pastry is the chef's specialty.
- Law A contract or agreement that creates a greater obligation than an ordinary contract or agreement because it is executed under seal.
- That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.
- They cook well overall, but their true specialty is pasta.
- A particular or peculiar case.
- An attribute or quality peculiar to a species.
- (law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified.
specialty - Legal Definition
Unique property, such as a church, that is not marketable under the principle of eminent domain. See contract.