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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·tic·u·lar a.
 1. Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.
 [Make] each particular hair to stand an end,
 Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.   --Shak.
 Seken in every halk and every herne
 Particular sciences for to lerne.   --Chaucer.
 2. Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.  “Thine own particular wrongs.”
    Wheresoever one plant draweth such a particular juice out of the earth.   --Bacon.
 3. Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.
 4. Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.
 5. Law (a) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder. (b) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
 6. Logic Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g. (particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular negative) Some men are not wise.
 Particular average. See under Average.
 Particular Baptist, one of a branch of the Baptist denomination the members of which hold the doctrine of a particular or individual election and reprobation.
 Particular lien Law, a lien, or a right to retain a thing, for some charge or claim growing out of, or connected with, that particular thing.
 Particular redemption, the doctrine that the purpose, act, and provisions of redemption are restricted to a limited number of the human race. See Calvinism.
 Syn: -- Minute; individual; respective; appropriate; peculiar; especial; exact; specific; precise; critical; circumstantial. See Minute.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Particular Baptist
      n : group of Baptist congregations believing the teachings of
          the French theologian John Calvin who believed in strict
          predetermination [syn: Calvinistic Baptist]