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pecuniary

[ pi-kyoo-nee-er-ee ]
/ pɪˈkyu niˌɛr i /
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adjective

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

First recorded in 1500–10; from Latin pecūniārius, derivative of pecūnia “property, money (wealth in cattle),” derivative of pecū “flock”; see peculiar,fief
1, 2. See financial.
pe·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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British Dictionary definitions for pecuniary

pecuniary
/ (pɪˈkjuːnɪərɪ) /

adjective

consisting of or relating to money
law (of an offence) involving a monetary penalty
pecuniarily, adverb
C16: from Latin pecūniāris, from pecūnia money
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