[ pi-kyoo-nee-er-ee ]
/ pɪˈkyu niˌɛr i /
of or relating to money: pecuniary difficulties.
consisting of or given or exacted in money or monetary payments: pecuniary tributes.
(of a crime, violation, etc.) involving a money penalty or fine.
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Origin of pecuniary
SYNONYMS FOR pecuniary
1, 2 See financial.
OTHER WORDS FROM pecuniarype·cu·ni·ar·i·ly [pi-kyoo-nee-air-i-lee] /pɪˌkyu niˈɛər ɪ li/, adverbnon·pe·cu·ni·ar·y, adjective
Words nearby pecuniary
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British Dictionary definitions for non-pecuniary
/ (pɪˈkjuːnɪərɪ) /
consisting of or relating to money
law (of an offence) involving a monetary penalty
Derived forms of pecuniarypecuniarily, adverb
Word Origin for pecuniary
C16: from Latin pecūniāris, from pecūnia money
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