Financiers (and finance professors) want to tell us that this is good for us.
Christine Lagarde, the elegant French finance minister, was packing for Brazil and her global campaign for DSK's job.
Obama raised taxes and found inefficient spending within the Medicare system to finance covering the uninsured.
For a while finance people were the flavor of the month, but demand is so high, you can replace them instantly.
The finance Ministry admits to having received recent threats, but says it has no idea if they are connected to the abduction.
The Minister of finance unintentionally precipitated events.
The renowned Colbert was then minister of finance and marine.
If you did not know, you could guess how those patriots with the genius for finance and industry responded.
He intended to finance it himself and run it to please himself.
It is likely that some of the leaders289 of finance foresaw, even though dimly and uncertainly, the trouble that was brewing.
c.1400, "an end, settlement, retribution," from Middle French finance "ending, settlement of a debt" (13c.), noun of action from finer "to end, settle a dispute or debt," from fin (see fine (n.)). Cf. Medieval Latin finis "a payment in settlement, fine or tax."
The notion is of "ending" (by satisfying) something that is due (cf. Greek telos "end;" plural tele "services due, dues exacted by the state, financial means"). The French senses gradually were brought into English: "ransom" (mid-15c.), "taxation" (late 15c.); the sense of "management of money" first recorded in English 1770.
late 15c., "to ransom;" see finance (n.). Sense of "to manage money" is recorded from 1827; that of "to furnish with money" is from 1866. Related: Financed; financing.