Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”
Many Democrats have found the pecuniary power of Republican Super PACS highly intimidating.
It must also be stated that Coleridge did not neglect his wife in the pecuniary sense.
They saw in it, in the first place, a means of pecuniary gain.
He says that when people get into 'pecuniary difficulties,' his 'sympathies always go with the butchers and bakers.'
pecuniary embarrassment is supposed to have led to his defection from the cause of his country.
While his client's pecuniary affairs were still unsettled, the lawyer had his claim to be taken into her confidence.
Once more we made a survey, mainly now with a view to a pecuniary estimate.
Unfortunately, his latter days were clouded by pecuniary distress.
To all pecuniary considerations he is absolutely indifferent.
c.1500, from Latin pecuniarius "pertaining to money," from pecunia "money, property, wealth," from pecu "cattle, flock," from PIE root *peku- "wealth, movable property, livestock" (cf. Sanskrit pasu- "cattle," Gothic faihu "money, fortune," Old English feoh "cattle, money").
Livestock was the measure of wealth in the ancient world. For a possible parallel sense development in Old English, see fee, and cf., evolving in the other direction, cattle. Cf. also Welsh tlws "jewel," cognate with Irish tlus "cattle," connected via notion of "valuable thing."