What does the word peculiarity mean?

Usage examples for peculiarity

  1. The salient peculiarity and encouraging feature of the child's development was that, save in rare cases, she did not slip back into her old habits when the novelty of the remedy wore off; with her, almost every point gained was a point kept. – Marm Lisa by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  2. Somehow his sisters had forgotten this peculiarity of his. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. The peculiarity of her tone arrested Sarah Gailey. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett