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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: pecuniarius, from pecunia 'money, wealth in cattle', from pecus 'cattle'

pecuniary

adjective
     
pe‧cu‧ni‧a‧ry formal
relating to or consisting of money [↪ financial]:
He was trying to get a pecuniary advantage for himself.

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