[ pi-kyoo-nee-er-ee ]
/ pɪˈkyu niˌɛr i /
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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
synonym study 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
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How to use pecuniary in a sentence
Pecuniarily the concerts were likewise a success, although the concert-giver was of a different opinion.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
The more the guests ate and drank the better, pecuniarily, for their hosts.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
But how different is the feeling towards you, when your neighbors can make nothing more out of you, politically or pecuniarily.
Of these the letter to Habeneck proved useful to Wagner from the artistic point of view; that to Schlesinger useful pecuniarily.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
The accessories of any devout observance should be pecuniarily above reproach.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen
British Dictionary definitions for 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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