Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to money.
  • adjective Requiring payment of money.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to money: as, pecuniary affairs or losses.
  • Consisting of money: as, a pecuniary reward or penalty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to money; monetary

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to, money; monetary, financial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or involving money

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin pecūniārius, from pecūnia, property, wealth; see peku- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin pecūniārius, from pecūnia ("money").

Examples

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  • It is likewise astonishing that people select homes, mostly for pecuniary betterment, when their children will mate or mismate with those whom they are thus thrown.

    —Country life in Georgia

    May 11, 2010