Pecuniary Pe*cun"ia*ry, a. [L. pecuniarius, fr. pecunia money, orig., property in cattle, fr. pecus cattle: cf. F. p['e]cuniaire. See {Fee}, and cf. {Peculiar}.] 1. Relating to money; monetary; as, a pecuniary penalty; a pecuniary reward. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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