Specie \Spe"ci*e\, abl. of L. species sort, kind. Used in the phrase in specie, that is, in sort, in kind, in (its own) form. [1913 Webster] ``[The king] expects a return in specie from them'' [i. e., kindness for kindness]. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] {In specie} (Law), in precise or definite form; specifically; according to the exact terms; of the very thing. [1913 Webster]