What is Specialty?

Legal Definition
Contracts. A writing sealed and delivered, containing some agreement. 2 Serg. & Rawle, 503; 1 Binn. Rep. 261; Willes, 189; 1 P. Wms. 130. In a more confined meaning, it signifies a writing sealed and delivered, which is given as a security for the payment of a debt, in which such debt is particularly specified. Bac. Ab. Obligation, A.

2. Although in the body of the writing it is not said, that the parties have set their hands and seals, yet if the instrument be really sealed it is a specialty, and if it be not sealed, it is not a specialty, although the parties in the body of the writing make mention of a seal. 2 Serg. & Rawle, 504; 2 Rep. 5 a; Perk. §129. Vide Bond; Debt; Obligation.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A writing sealed and delivered, containing some agreement. A writing sealed and delivered, which ls given as a security for the payment of a debt, in which such debt is particularly specified. Baa Abr. "Obligation," A. A specialty is a contract under seal, and is considered by law as entered into with more solemnity, and, consequently, of higher dignity than ordinary simple centracts. Code Ga. 1882, § 2717. See Specialty debt.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
An instrument under seal. See 124 HI. 32, 7 Am. St. Rep. 331, 14 N. E. 863.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary