\pɛkjˈuːnjəɹɪ lˈɒs], \pɛkjˈuːnjəɹɪ lˈɒs], \p_ɛ_k_j_ˈuː_n_j_ə_ɹ_ɪ l_ˈɒ_s]\
Definitions of PECUNIARY LOSS
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1. A loss that can be evaluated in money terms. 2. Money lost by a dependent when a support person dies.TLD Example: The courtâ€™s decision to compensate the wrongfully discharged employee only for her pecuniary loss of a yearâ€™s salary did not take into consideration the emotional distress she suffered.TLD Example 2: His death was both an emotional and pecuniary loss for the children who depended on him for their support.
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- An English poet; born Greenwich, 29, 1821; died at Rowfant, May 30, 1895. He wrote "society verses", among them :"London Lyrics"(1857); "Lyra Elegantiarum"(1867); "Patchwork"(1879).