- Relating to or consisting of money: he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deceptionMore 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.
early 16th century: from Latin pecuniarius, from pecunia 'money', from pecu 'cattle, money'.