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PECUNIARY LOSS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

1. A loss that can be evaluated in money terms. 2. Money lost by a dependent when a support person dies.

TLD Example: The court’s decision to compensate the wrongfully discharged employee only for her pecuniary loss of a year’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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