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1. Of or relating to money: a pecuniary loss; pecuniary motives.
2. Requiring payment of money: a pecuniary offense.
[Latin pecūniārius, from pecūnia, property, wealth; see peku- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. consisting of or relating to money
2. (Law) law (of an offence) involving a monetary penalty
[C16: from Latin pecūniāris, from pecūnia money]
pe•cu•ni•ar•y(pɪˈkyu niˌɛr i)
1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of money.
2. (of a legal offense) involving a money penalty or fine.
[1495–1505; < Latin pecūniārius, derivative of pecūnia property, money (pecūn-, derivative of pecū flock (see peculiar), with -ūn- as in tribūna tribune1]
pe•cu`ni•ar′i•ly (-ˈɛər ɪ li) adv.
syn: See financial.
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|Adj.||1.||pecuniary - relating to or involving money; "monetary rewards"; "he received thanks but no pecuniary compensation for his services"|