Sui generis

2 definitions found for this term.
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A Latin phrase meaning a class unto itself.


A term meaning separate, stand-alone, specialized. The Integrated Circuit Topography and Plant Breeders' Rights Acts are sui generis pieces of legislation since they deal separately with specialized items that may not fall easily under established protective schemes like patents or copyrights.

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