pecuniary


pe·cu·ni·ary

adjective \pi-ˈkyü-nē-ˌer-ē\

: relating to or in the form of money

Full Definition of PECUNIARY

1
:  consisting of or measured in money
2
:  of or relating to money
pe·cu·ni·ar·i·ly \-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

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

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