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agiotage

[aj-ee-uh-tij]
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noun
  1. the business of dealing in foreign exchange.
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Origin of agiotage

1820–30; < French, equivalent to agiot(er) to speculate (agiot exchange < Italian aggio agio) + -age -age
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Historical Examples

  • What they mean by peace is agiotage, shares at a premium, and bubble companies.

    Endymion

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The spirit of "agiotage" (as they call it) was never so high in any country before.


British Dictionary definitions for agiotage

agiotage

noun
  1. the business of exchanging currencies
  2. speculative dealing in stock exchange securities or foreign exchange
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Word Origin

C19: French, from agio
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