Definition of pecuniary in English:

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pecuniary

Pronunciation: /pɪˈkjuːnɪəri/

adjective

formal
Relating to or consisting of money: he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception
More example sentences
  • The pecuniary advantage lost by the dependant need not be merely financial.
  • Under capitalism, the motives guiding decisions are pecuniary, not personal, selfish, not social.
  • After all, it's just a piece of metal suspended by a machine-made ribbon with no jewels or special pecuniary value.
Synonyms
financial, monetary, money, fiscal, economic, capital, commercial, budgetary

Derivatives

pecuniarily

adverb

Origin

Early 16th century: from Latin pecuniarius, from pecunia 'money', from pecu 'cattle, money'.

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