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pe·cu·ni·ar·y  audio  (p-kyn-r) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of or relating to money: a pecuniary loss; pecuniary motives.
  2. Requiring payment of money: a pecuniary offense.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin pecnirius, from pecnia, property, wealth; see peku- in Indo-European roots


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