Sui generis is a special case under the law that requires unique interpretation, consideration or procedures. The term is borrowed from Latin and is often translated "of its own kind."
ExampleZoning laws typically cover broad categories of land use such as residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial. The term sui generis applies to exceptional uses of land that require special permission. Depending on the nation and city, this can include things like amusement parks, gas stations, hotels, nightclubs and embassies.
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