Definition of pecuniary in English:

pecuniary

adjective

formal
  • Relating to or consisting of money.

    ‘he admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception’
    • ‘It will cover pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage to hotel and restaurant guests, customers and visitors.’
    • ‘Under capitalism, the motives guiding decisions are pecuniary, not personal, selfish, not social.’
    • ‘The pecuniary advantage lost by the dependant need not be merely financial.’
    • ‘There may be any number of reasons: personal, political, pecuniary.’
    • ‘After all, it's just a piece of metal suspended by a machine-made ribbon with no jewels or special pecuniary value.’
    financial, monetary, money, fiscal, economic, capital, commercial, budgetary
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Origin

Early 16th century: from Latin pecuniarius, from pecunia money, from pecu cattle, money.

Pronunciation:

pecuniary

/pɪˈkjuːnɪəri/