1. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.
Particulars which it is not lawful for me to reveal. --Bacon.
It is the greatest interest of particulars to advance the good of the community. --L'Estrange.
2. Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc. [Obs.]
For his particular I'll receive him gladly. --Shak.
If the particulars of each person be considered. --Milton.
Temporal blessings, whether such as concern the public . . . or such as concern our particular. --Whole Duty of Man.
3. Law One of the details or items of grounds of claim; -- usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.
The reader has a particular of the books wherein this law was written. --Ayliffe.
Bill of particulars. See under Bill.
In particular, specially; specifically; peculiarly; particularly; especially. “This, in particular, happens to the lungs.” --Blackmore.
To go into particulars, to relate or describe in detail or minutely.
adv : specifically or especially distinguished from others; "loves
Bach, particularly his partitas"; "recommended one book
in particular"; "trace major population movements for
the Pueblo groups in particular" [syn: particularly]