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 ?
The young Mohican bent over the track, and removing the scattered leaves from around the place, he examined it with much of that sort of scrutiny that a money dealer, in these days of pecuniary doubts, would bestow on a suspected due- bill.
When Jessie strongly objected to the pronounced manners of a certain widow, whose actual present wealth and pecuniary influence condoned for a more uncertain prehistoric past, Mr.
He then renewed the conversation, and made great pecuniary offers to the carpenter, in case the latter should give information leading to the discovery of the lost document, and the consequent success of the Eastern claim.
He would then have suffered under the pecuniary distresses which, because they are removed, he now reckons as nothing.
His object was, no doubt, to obtain pecuniary assistance from Mrs.
I pass my whole life, miss, in turning an immense pecuniary Mangle.
I have no scruple in saying, in the presence of our friends here, that I am a man who has, for some years, contended against the pressure of pecuniary difficulties.
Jansenius, instinctively inclining to Agatha's party as the stronger one and the least dependent on him in a pecuniary sense.
Whether they received any pecuniary reward for pleading, or delivering their opinions?
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.
He has several times been compelled to owe obligations to the pecuniary succors of other nations for the preservation of his essential interests, and is unable, upon the strength of his own resources, to sustain a long or continued war.
Nor is this all: as the legislative department alone has access to the pockets of the people, and has in some constitutions full discretion, and in all a prevailing influence, over the pecuniary rewards of those who fill the other departments, a dependence is thus created in the latter, which gives still greater facility to encroachments of the former.