adjective mon·e·tary \ˈmä-nə-ˌter-ē also ˈmə-\

: of or relating to money

: of or relating to the money in a country's economy

Full Definition of MONETARY

:  of or relating to money or to the mechanisms by which it is supplied to and circulates in the economy
mon·e·tar·i·ly \ˌmä-nə-ˈter-ə-lē also ˌmə-\ adverb

Examples of MONETARY

  1. a crime committed for monetary gain
  2. Gold was once the basis of the U.S. monetary system.

Origin of MONETARY

Late Latin monetarius of a mint, of money, from Latin moneta
First Known Use: 1810

Other Economics Terms

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MONETARILY Defined for Kids


adjective mon·e·tary \ˈmä-nə-ˌter-ē\

Definition of MONETARY for Kids

:  of or relating to money


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