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pecuniary

Law (of an offence) involving a monetary penalty
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Foreigners, as well as the citizens of America, could then reasonably repose confidence in its engagements; but to depend upon a government that must itself depend upon thirteen other governments for the means of fulfilling its contracts, when once its situation is clearly understood, would require a degree of credulity not often to be met with in the pecuniary transactions of mankind, and little reconcilable with the usual sharp-sightedness of avarice.
In the pecuniary sense, and in one word, she was absolutely incapable of gratifying her own vindictive longings.
Once more, let me inquire if a little advance of the pecuniary sort (delicately offered) would be acceptable to you?
Lady Janet decided that five years' salary immediately given, and future assistance rendered if necessary, would represent a fit remembrance of the late Colonel Roseberry's claims, and a liberal pecuniary acknowledgment of any harshness of treatment which Grace might have sustained at her hands.
Taking this into consideration, at what amount do you estimate, in your own mind, the pecuniary assistance which you will require?
Where, for the first time in many revolving years, the overwhelming pressure of pecuniary liabilities was not proclaimed, from day to day, by importune voices declining to vacate the passage; where there was no knocker on the door for any creditor to appeal to; where personal service of process was not required, and detainees were merely lodged at the gate
I had passed over the manner in which this person had remarked that I was more than twenty-one, and that I had no pecuniary interest in my aunt's Will.
If he was a lost man, what would become of our pecuniary interests?
The minor precautions which I observed in communicating with Limmeridge House are already known, so is the magnificent success of my enterprise, so are the solid pecuniary results which followed it.
There is also another species of acquisition which they [1257a] particularly call pecuniary, and with great propriety; and by this indeed it seems that there are no bounds to riches and wealth.
What Vronsky attacked first as being the easiest was his pecuniary position.
Kamenos then filed a case with the ECHR and asked pecuniary damage between AaAaAeA@1/4601,800 and AaAaAeA@1/4959,900 citing loss of income and the retire benefits he would have been entitled to if he had served as President of the IDC until retirement at the age of 63 in June 2012.