- 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
1. See financial.
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- of or relating to money or currency
- of or relating to monetarisma monetary policy
C19: from Late Latin monētārius, from Latin monēta money
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Word Origin and History for premonetary
"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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