pecuniary gland
n. Whimsical monetary "gland" said to be a part of the mental anatomy of lawyers, doctors, and other professionals who bill for their time.

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"'Lawyers who are not familiar with mediation feel threatened in something we refer to as their pecuniary gland,' said Norman Ross, a dispute-resolution consultant who has mediated over 1,000 cases."
—Kirk Makin, "Ontario looks at mandatory mediation in civil suits," The Globe and Mail

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