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  1. special verdict a verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other
  2. special agent someone whose authority is limited to the special undertaking they have been instructed to perform
  3. special act a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
  4. specific gravity the density of a substance relative to the density of water
  5. commercial credit credit granted by a bank to a business concern for commercial purposes
  6. special contract a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached
  7. spinal cord a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
  8. special interest an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor
  9. specialized developed or designed for a particular activity or function
  10. special effect an effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film)
  11. special relativity a physical theory of relativity based on the assumption that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant and the assumption that the laws of physics are invariant in all inertial systems
  12. specialised developed or designed for a special activity or function
  13. Special Branch a government police department dealing with political security
  14. specialist an expert devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
  15. special pleading (law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations
  16. speciality a distinguishing trait
  17. Special Forces a division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting
  18. tax credit a direct reduction in tax liability
  19. specialistic of or related to or characteristic of specialists
  20. special jury a jury whose members are selected for special knowledge for a case involving complicated issues