Many Democrats have found the pecuniary power of Republican Super PACS highly intimidating.
Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”
It must also be stated that Coleridge did not neglect his wife in the pecuniary sense.
I assure you, my dear Sir, that you truly hurt me with your pecuniary parcel.
He says that when people get into 'pecuniary difficulties,' his 'sympathies always go with the butchers and bakers.'
I suppose you know his pecuniary condition perfectly; has he money?
While his client's pecuniary affairs were still unsettled, the lawyer had his claim to be taken into her confidence.
The cost no more entered into his calculations in a personal than a pecuniary sense.
Unfortunately, his latter days were clouded by pecuniary distress.
With them the mercenary and the pecuniary are ever distinct from the religious.
c.1500, from Latin pecuniarius "pertaining to money," from pecunia "money, property, wealth," from pecu "cattle, flock," from PIE root *peku- "wealth, movable property, livestock" (cf. Sanskrit pasu- "cattle," Gothic faihu "money, fortune," Old English feoh "cattle, money").
Livestock was the measure of wealth in the ancient world. For a possible parallel sense development in Old English, see fee, and cf., evolving in the other direction, cattle. Cf. also Welsh tlws "jewel," cognate with Irish tlus "cattle," connected via notion of "valuable thing."