adjectiveEtymology: Late Latin monetarius of a mint, of money, from Latin monetaDate: 1810 of or relating to money or to the mechanisms by which it is supplied to and circulates in the economy • monetarilyadverb
Monetary Mon"e*ta*ry, a. [L. monetarius belonging to a mint. See Money.] Of or pertaining to money, or consisting of money; pecuniary. ``The monetary relations of Europe.'' --E. Everett. Monetary unit, the standard of a national currency, as the dollar in the United States, the pound in England, the franc in France, the mark in Germany.
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.Monetary means relating to money, especially the total amount of money in a country. (BUSINESS) Some countries tighten monetary policy to avoid inflation...ADJ: ADJ n