Sui Generis

Sui generis ( /ˌsuːaɪ ˈdʒɛnərɪs/; ) is an adjective borrowed from Latin, meaning "of its own kind/genus" or "unique in its characteristics".

The term is widely needed to support the more esoteric requirements of a number of disciplines including in philosophy when a concept is not available; in biology when a genus is not available; in law when a special and unique interpretation of a case or authority will be needed on-the-fly; in town-planning where there is no existing use-case; in intellectual property rights where there is no defining characteristic; and in politics and societal norms where there is no real authority perceived.

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... Rather, it is a sui generis law resembling a utility model law or Gebrauchsmuster. 23 In general, the chip topography laws of other nations are also sui generis laws ...
Sui Generis - Politics and Society - Émile Durkheim's Sociology
... In the sociology of Émile Durkheim, sui generis is used to illustrate his theory of an independence in social existence, as follows ... For Durkheim then, a society is a sui generis society, and will continue its its own independent existence after the apparently indispensable (or dispensable) or famous (or ...
Traditional Knowledge - Property Rights
... The third, taken by the WTO and WIPO, investigates the use of existing or novel sui generis measures to protect traditional knowledge ... Currently, only a few nations offer explicit sui generis protection for traditional knowledge ... but will require more radical and novel forms of intellectual property law ("sui generis rights") ...
Adiós Sui Generis
... Adiós Sui Generis (Goodbye Sui Generis) is a live album by Argentine folk rock group Sui Generis, recorded during the last show given by the band, on September 5, 1975, at ...

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    Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth—well, it’s like brown—it’s not in the spectrum.... Truth is sui generis.
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