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pecuniary (pi-KYOO-nee-er-ee) adjective

1. Relating to money.
2. Involving a monetary fine.

[Latin pecuniarius, from pecunia (property, wealth), from pecus (cattle).]

"When asked why he held up the bank, the robber replied, `Because that's where pecuniary objects are.'"

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