Monday, October 22, 2007
Sui generis is a (post) Latin expression, literally meaning of its own kind/genus or unique in its characteristics.  The expression was effectively created by scholastic philosophy to indicate an idea, an entity or a reality that cannot be included in a wider concept. In the structure "genus → species" a species that heads its own genus is sui generis. The phrase is pronounced "SOO-ee GEN-er-ihs."
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