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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Particular \Par*tic"u*lar\, a. [OE. particuler, F. particulier,
   L. particularis. See Particle.]
   1. Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a
      part separated from the whole or from others of the class;
      separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the
      particular stars of a constellation. --Shak.
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            [Make] each particular hair to stand an end,
            Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. --Shak.
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            Seken in every halk and every herne
            Particular sciences for to lerne.     --Chaucer.
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   2. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing;
      belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence,
      personal; peculiar; singular. "Thine own particular
      wrongs." --Shak.
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            Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular
            juice out of the earth.               --Bacon.
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   3. Separate or distinct by reason of superiority;
      distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special;
      as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular
      belle of the party.
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   4. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute;
      circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account
      of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man
      particular in his dress.
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   5. (Law)
      (a) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular
          estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
      (b) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
          --Blackstone.
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   6. (Logic) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in
      extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as,
      a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g.
      (particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular
      negative) Some men are not wise.
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   Particular average. See under Average.

   Particular Baptist, one of a branch of the Baptist
      denomination the members of which hold the doctrine of a
      particular or individual election and reprobation.

   Particular lien (Law), a lien, or a right to retain a
      thing, for some charge or claim growing out of, or
      connected with, that particular thing.

   Particular redemption, the doctrine that the purpose, act,
      and provisions of redemption are restricted to a limited
      number of the human race. See Calvinism.
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   Syn: Minute; individual; respective; appropriate; peculiar;
        especial; exact; specific; precise; critical;
        circumstantial. See Minute.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Particular \Par*tic"u*lar\, n.
   1. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a
      whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or
      item, which may be considered separately; as, the
      particulars of a story.
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            Particulars which it is not lawful for me to reveal.
                                                  --Bacon.
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            It is the greatest interest of particulars to
            advance the good of the community.    --L'Estrange.
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   2. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character;
      individuality; interest, etc. [Obs.]
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            For his particular I'll receive him gladly. --Shak.
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            If the particulars of each person be considered.
                                                  --Milton.
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            Temporal blessings, whether such as concern the
            public . . . or such as concern our particular.
                                                  --Whole Duty
                                                  of Man.
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   3. (Law) One of the details or items of grounds of claim; --
      usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute
      account; as, a particular of premises.
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            The reader has a particular of the books wherein
            this law was written.                 --Ayliffe.
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   Bill of particulars. See under Bill.

   In particular, specially; specifically; peculiarly;
      particularly; especially. "This, in particular, happens to
      the lungs." --Blackmore.

   To go into particulars, to relate or describe in detail or
      minutely.
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