- The definition of pecuniary is something related to money.
When you are interested in a job only because of the money, this is an example of a situation where you are driven by pecuniary interests.
pecuniary definition by Webster's New World
- of or involving money
- involving a money penalty, or fine: a pecuniary offense
Origin: Classical Latin pecuniarius ; from pecunia, money ; from pecus, cattle: see fee
- pecuniarily adverb
pecuniary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to money: a pecuniary loss; pecuniary motives.
- Requiring payment of money: a pecuniary offense.
Origin: Latin pecūniārius, from pecūnia, property, wealth; see peku- in Indo-European roots.
pecuniary - Business Definition
pecuniary - Legal Definition