pecunia

See: fund, income, money, remittance

PECUNIA, civil law, property By the term was understood, 1. Money. 2. Every thing which constituted the private property of an individual, or which was a part of his fortune; a slave' a field, a house, and the like, were so considered.
     2. It is in this sense the law of the Twelve Tables said; Uti quisque pater familias legassit super pecunia tutelare rei suae, ita jus esto. In whatever manner a father of a family may have disposed of his property, or of the tutorship of his things, let this disposition be law. 1 Lecons Elem. du Dr. Civ. Rom. 288.
     3. Flocks were the first riches of the ancients, and it is from pecus that the words pecania, peculium, peculatus, are derived. Co. Litt. 207.

References in classic literature ?
When I asked him if he could do without money, he showed the convenience of money in such a way as to suggest and coincide with the most philosophical accounts of the origin of this institution, and the very derivation of the word pecunia.
Barnfield references Erasmus and The Praise of Folly in his dedicatory epistle to "The Encomium of the Lady Pecunia," which suggests, from the work's earliest moments, that Barnfield is well aware of the complexities of a paradoxical genre where praise is meant to be critique, except when it isn't.
The same development is reflected in the various monetary terms having the latin word pecunia as their root.
com)-- Pecunia sage has released a new report highlighting the problems facing Europe on its road to energy self-sustainability.
The second example is from a news report that the Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) removed the Latin name Dei (God) from its logo after objections by the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers: the "RCO patch logo previously included the motto 'Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus' (Doing God's Work with Other People's Money), an inside joke among RCO members.
The four parts of Interim were Corpus, Pecunia, Historia, Potestas.
Vogliono essere e' mercatanti cosi fatti come furono i nostri passati, come sono i presenti, e non dubito per avenire sempre saranno i nostri Alberti,--fare grande imprese, condurre cose utilissime alla patria, serbare l'onore e fama della famiglia, e di di in di non meno in autorita e in grazia crescere che in pecunia e roba.
It seems the patch for the Rapid Capabilities Office carried the motto Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus ("Doing God's Work with Other People's Money").
The logo, which was recently altered thanks to a complaint from a military atheist group, originally contained the somewhat tongue-in-cheek motto Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus (Doing God's Work with Other People's Money).
Valeria Dulc[is], | uxor et heres eius, praeterquam quot te[s]| tamento cautum est, adiecta pecunia, [de li]| beralitate sua, marito karissimo f[ecit].
Quid faciunt leges, ubi sola pecunia regnat, aut ubi paupertas vincere nulla potest?