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From Latin pecūniārius, from pecūnia (“money”), itself from pecū (“cattle”) and thus related to fee.
pecuniary (not comparable)
- Of, or relating to, money; monetary, financial.
- 1858, Anthony Trollope, “Chapter IV”, in Doctor Thorne. […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: Chapman & Hall, […], →OCLC:
- Perhaps the reader will suppose after this that the doctor had some pecuniary interest of his own in arranging the squire's loans; or, at any rate, he will think that the squire must have thought so.
- 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.21:
- The views of philosophers, with few exceptions, have coincided with the pecuniary interests of their class.
of or relating to money
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