pecuniary


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pe·cu·ni·ar·y

 (pĭ-kyo͞o′nē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
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 Indo-European roots.]

pecuniary

(pɪˈkjuːnɪərɪ)
adj
1. consisting of or relating to money
2. (Law) law (of an offence) involving a monetary penalty
[C16: from Latin pecūniāris, from pecūnia money]
peˈcuniarily adv

pe•cu•ni•ar•y

(pɪˈkyu niˌɛr i)

adj.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pecuniary - relating to or involving moneypecuniary - relating to or involving money; "monetary rewards"; "he received thanks but no pecuniary compensation for his services"

pecuniary

adjective monetary, economic, financial, capital, commercial, fiscal, budgetary She denies obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.

pecuniary

adjective
Of or relating to finances or those who deal in finances:
Translations

pecuniary

[pɪˈkjuːnɪərɪ] ADJ (frm) [advantage, benefit] → pecuniario

pecuniary

[pɪˈkjuːniəri] adjpécuniaire

pecuniary

adj (form) gain, advantage, problem, difficultiesfinanziell; pecuniary affairsGelddinge pl, → Geldsachen pl; pecuniary resourcesGeldmittel pl

pecuniary

[pɪˈkjuːnɪərɪ] adjpecuniario/a
References in classic literature ?
Vernon, I think, was a great deal too kind to her when he was in Staffordshire; her behaviour to him, independent of her general character, has been so inexcusably artful and ungenerous since our marriage was first in agitation that no one less amiable and mild than himself could have overlooked it all; and though, as his brother's widow, and in narrow circumstances, it was proper to render her pecuniary assistance, I cannot help thinking his pressing invitation to her to visit us at Churchhill perfectly unnecessary.
The present Confederation, feeble as it is intended to repose in the United States, an unlimited power of providing for the pecuniary wants of the Union.
scorned to reflect a moment on their pecuniary Distresses and would have blushed at the idea of paying their Debts.
May I ask if your only object in sending for me was to inquire into my pecuniary affairs, with a view to assisting me?
In the face of such a pecuniary emergency as this, the Directors thought it desirable to consider their position.
Allow me to say that I fully defer to the reasonable character of that inquiry, and proceed to develop it; premising that it is not an object of a pecuniary nature.
You are over twenty-one, and you have not the slightest pecuniary interest in Lady Verinder's Will.
The bond of friendship which united Percival and myself was strengthened, on this occasion, by a touching similarity in the pecuniary position on his side and on mine.
As long as it is her interest to provide herself with pecuniary resources for the future, she verbally engages to go on.
There is another custom amongst them yet more extraordinary, which is, that the wife is punished whenever the husband proves false to the marriage contract; this punishment indeed extends no farther than a pecuniary mulct, and what seems more equitable, the husband is obliged to pay a sum of money to his wife.
Phileas Fogg, then, had won the twenty thousand pounds; but, as he had spent nearly nineteen thousand on the way, the pecuniary gain was small.
Of a very considerable fortune, his son was, by marriage settlements, eventually secure; his present income was an income of independence and comfort, and under every pecuniary view, it was a match beyond the claims of their daughter.