Especial Definition

Special; particular; outstanding; exceptional.
Webster's New World
Relating to or directed toward a particular person, group, or purpose.
Called his father with especial birthday wishes; gave especial attention to the decorations.
American Heritage
Peculiar to the individual; characteristic.
She has an especial fondness for mushrooms.
American Heritage

Origin of Especial

  • Middle English, via Old French, from Latin specialis, from species (“appearance, form, beauty”), from specere (“to look”). Related to English special and species.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin speciālis of a kind from speciēs species spek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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