monetary

[mon-i-ter-ee, muhn-]

adjective

of or relating to the coinage or currency of a country.
of or relating to money; pecuniary: The necklace has sentimental as opposed to monetary value.

Origin of monetary

From the Late Latin word monētārius, dating back to 1795–1805. See money, -ary
Related formsmon·e·tar·i·ly [mon-i-tair-uh-lee, muhn-, mon-i-ter-uh-lee, muhn-] /ˌmɒn ɪˈtɛər ə li, ˌmʌn-, ˈmɒn ɪˌtɛr ə li, ˈmʌn-/, adverbnon·mon·e·tar·y, adjectivepre·mon·e·tar·y, adjectiveun·mon·e·tar·y, adjective

Synonyms for monetary

1. See financial.
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Related Words for monetary

fiscal, financial, budgetary, pecuniary, capital, cash, commercial, pocket

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British Dictionary definitions for monetary

monetary

adjective

of or relating to money or currency
of or relating to monetarisma monetary policy
Derived Formsmonetarily, adverb

Word Origin for monetary

C19: from Late Latin monētārius, from Latin monēta money
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Word Origin and History for monetary
adj.

"pertaining to money," 1802, from Late Latin monetarius "pertaining to money," originally "of a mint," from Latin moneta "mint, coinage" (see money). Related: Monetarily.

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