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pecuniary

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adjective pe·cu·ni·ary \pi-ˈkyü-nē-ˌer-ē\

Simple Definition of pecuniary

  • : relating to or in the form of money

Full Definition of pecuniary

  1. 1 :  consisting of or measured in money

  2. 2 :  of or relating to money

pe·cu·ni·ar·i·ly play \-ˌkyü-nē-ˈer-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of pecuniary

  1. <that makes good pecuniary sense>

  2. <the judge recused himself from the case because he had a pecuniary interest in the company that was being sued>



Origin of pecuniary

Latin pecuniarius, from pecunia money — more at fee


First Known Use: 1502



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