monetary
adjective Etymology: Late Latin monetarius of a mint, of money, from Latin moneta Date: 1810 of or relating to money or to the mechanisms by which it is supplied to and circulates in the economy • monetarily adverb

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  • monetary — I adjective capital, financial, fiscal, minted, numismatical, nummulary, pecuniary, stamped associated concepts: monetary damages, monetary relief II index commercial, financial, fiscal …   Law dictionary

  • Monetary — Mon e*ta*ry, a. [L. monetarius belonging to a mint. See {Money}.] Of or pertaining to money, or consisting of money; pecuniary. The monetary relations of Europe. E. Everett. [1913 Webster] {Monetary unit}, the standard of a national currency, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monetary — (adj.) pertaining to money, 1802, from L.L. monetarius pertaining to money, originally of a mint, from L. moneta mint, coinage (see MONEY (Cf. money)). Related: Monetarily …   Etymology dictionary

  • monetary — *financial, pecuniary, fiscal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • monetary — [adj] concerning money, finances budgetary, capital, cash, commercial, financial, fiscal, pecuniary, pocket; concept 334 …   New thesaurus

  • monetary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to money or currency. DERIVATIVES monetarily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • monetary — [män′ə ter΄ē; ] occas. [ mun′ə ter΄ē] adj. [LL monetarius, of a mint < L moneta, a MINT1] 1. of or having to do with the coinage or currency of a country 2. of or having to do with the supply of money in an economy; specif., designating or of… …   English World dictionary

  • monetary — monetarily /mon i tair euh lee, mun , mon i ter euh lee, mun /, adv. /mon i ter ee, mun /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the coinage or currency of a country. 2. of or pertaining to money; pecuniary: The necklace has sentimental as opposed to… …   Universalium

  • monetary — mon|e|tar|y [ mʌnə,teri ] adjective ** relating to a country s money and to the systems a country uses for controlling its money supply: monetary policy the monetary authorities a. consisting of money, or able to be measured in money: The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • monetary — [[t]mʌ̱nɪtri, AM mɑ͟ːnɪteri[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ: ADJ n Monetary means relating to money, especially the total amount of money in a country. Some countries tighten monetary policy to avoid inflation... The courts will be asked to place a monetary value… …   English dictionary

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