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Pecuniary

Monetary; relating to money; financial; consisting of money or that which can be valued in money.

pecuniary

adj. relating to money, as in "pecuniary loss."

pecuniary

adjective budgetary, economic, fiducial, fiduciary, financial, fiscal, monetary, nummary, pecuniarius, sumptuary
Associated concepts: pecuniary advantage, pecuniary dammges, pecuniary gain, pecuniary injury, pecuniary interest, pecuniary legacy, pecuniary loss, pecuniary profit
See also: commercial, financial, fiscal, monetary

pecuniary

involving money, hence pecuniary penalty is a fine rather than imprisonment.

LEGACY, PECUNIARY, A pecuniary legacy is one of money; pecuniary legacies are most usually general legacies, but there may be a specific pecuniary legacy; for example, of the money in a certain bag. 1 Rop. Leg. 150, n.

PECUNIARY. That which relates to money.
     2. Pecuniary punishment, is one which imposes a fine on a convict; a pecuniary legacy is one which entitles the legatee to receive a sum of money, and not a specific chattel. In the ecclesiastical law, by pecuniary causes is understood such causes as arise either from the withholding ecclesiastical dues, or the doing or omitting such acts relating to the church, in consequence of which damage accrues to the plaintiff. In England these causes are cognizable in the ecclesiastical courts.

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They are pecuniarily liable for erroneous payments resulting from their negligent actions in accordance with section 2773a of title 10, United States Code.
The code shall provide that officials subject to the code must disclose the reason for any potential or actual conflict of interest and may not discuss, debate or vote on any matter in which pecuniarily interested.
66) Correspondingly, he should also set an example by being less pecuniarily motivated.
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Section 14 of the charter states "no councilor may be pecuniarily interested in any contract the expenses of which are to be paid by the city.