Creating a unique field API call

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  • Strapi Version: 4.14.3
  • Operating System: MacOs
  • Database: sqlite
  • Node Version: 18
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I am building a custom UI for users to create entities through my own site.
One such entity has a field which I have marked as Unique field
I can see that from the Admin Panel, there is a call that can be used to check if a Uid field is indeed unique without submitting the form.
I am wondering if there is a ready-made API I can call when trying to check if a field with the specific value already exists.
If not, how would I go about creating one?
The idea here is not to trigger the form submission and allow the user to get live feedback on whether the value is unique or requires updating.

Thanks in advance