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Pecuniary meaning

pecuniary - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Relating to money; monetary; as, a pecuniary penalty; a pecuniary reward.

pecuniary - examples of usage

  1. Certainly not for utility, nor pecuniary profit. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Lincoln's force was fluctuating, as it consisted principally of militia, who could not be brought under control; and in the midst of arms, when the enemy were at the distance of only three miles, their officers refused to subject them to the articles of war; and insisted upon their being tried by the militia laws of the state, which only subjected them to a small pecuniary fine. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. I think I have had very good opportunities of judging of the effect of the system upon the people, being intimately acquainted with them, and having received the statements in private of a great many of them; and I cannot conceive any system which could be more ruinous in a moral point of view, apart altogether from its effect upon them in a pecuniary way. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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