- peculiar institution,
- peculiar people,
- pecuniary advantage,
Origin of pecuniary
Examples from the Web for pecuniarily
From the social standpoint he had nothing to desire, and pecuniarily he was independent.Dust|Julian Hawthorne
How much better to do it while we can, lest the war ere long render us pecuniarily unable to do it!The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Six|Abraham Lincoln
It is in this way that the success of Renan, pecuniarily speaking, was achieved.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
“Pecuniarily speaking, I am rich,” returned the old man with cheerfulness.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
"I had no expectation that you would assist me pecuniarily," said Richard, after a moment.The Stillwater Tragedy|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Word Origin for pecuniary
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."