- 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
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
From the Late Latin
dating back to 1795–1805.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for non-monetary
Historical Examples of non-monetary
Nicholson chose the illustration to throw into the sharpest relief the absence of any value from a non-monetary employment.
Before money can function as money at all, it must have value from some non-monetary source.
British Dictionary definitions for non-monetary
Derived Formsmonetarily, adverb
- of or relating to money or currency
- of or relating to monetarisma monetary policy
Word Origin for monetary
C19: from Late Latin monētārius, from Latin monēta money
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Word Origin and History for non-monetary
"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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