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 for Pecuniary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pecuniary \Pe*cun"ia*ry\ (p[-e]*k[=u]n"y[asl]*r[i^]*l[y^]), a.
     [L. pecuniarius, fr. pecunia money, orig., property in
     cattle, fr. pecus cattle: cf. F. p['e]cuniaire. See Fee,
     and cf. Peculiar.]
     1. Relating to money; monetary; as, a pecuniary penalty; a
        pecuniary reward. --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or involving money; "monetary rewards"; "he
             received thanks but no pecuniary compensation for his
             services" [syn: monetary, pecuniary]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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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