pecuniary: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pi-ky'nē-er"ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to money: pecuniary difficulties.
  2. consisting of or given or exacted in money or monetary payments: pecuniary tributes.
  3. (of a crime, violation, etc.) involving a money penalty or fine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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