from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to money: a pecuniary loss; pecuniary motives.
- adj. Requiring payment of money: a pecuniary offense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to, money; monetary, financial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to money; monetary
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to money: as, pecuniary affairs or losses.
- Consisting of money: as, a pecuniary reward or penalty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or involving money
He had always feared that an alliance based on a footing that was so openly "pecuniary," — he declared that the word pecuniary expressed his meaning better than any other epithet, — could not lead to matrimonial happiness.
He had always feared that an alliance based on a footing that was so openly "pecuniary," -- he declared that the word pecuniary expressed his meaning better than any other epithet, -- could not lead to matrimonial happiness.
It will be of advantage to her, and to me, both in pecuniary and other respects.
One out-of-town paper even warned the WMP not to walk the path of religious wrangling, reminding them that in pecuniary matters we may unite, but in religion we never can.
Awarding performance bonuses based on estimated future cash flows and profits eliminates accountability and invites employees to maximize short-term pecuniary goals while risking the company's viability.
It was whilst undertaking a journey on his behalf, at a time when he was in pecuniary difficulties, that she contracted the illness that resulted in her losing the active use of her lower limbs.
He had always feared that an alliance based on a footing that was so openly “pecuniary” — he declared that the word pecuniary expressed his meaning better than any other epithet — could not lead to matrimonial happiness.
The charge I publicly bring against Mr Norton (who has brought so many against me) is a far graver charge than any injustice in pecuniary matters.
 See, in Pope's epistle to Lord Bathurst, his sketch of the difficulties and uses of a currency literally "pecuniary" -- (consisting of herds of cattle).
If you look at the codes in many states, I don ` t care what your crime was, you don ` t get arrested and thrown behind bars on a technical pecuniary, which is a money infraction, like, you don ` t pay your restitution.
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