agiotage

[ aj-ee-uh-tij ]
/ ˈædʒ i ə tɪdʒ /

noun

the business of dealing in foreign exchange.

Origin of agiotage

1820–30; < French, equivalent to agiot(er) to speculate (agiot exchange < Italian aggio agio) + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for agiotage

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

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

    Endymion|Benjamin Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for agiotage

agiotage

/ (ˈædʒətɪdʒ) /

noun

the business of exchanging currencies
speculative dealing in stock exchange securities or foreign exchange

Word Origin for agiotage

C19: French, from agio
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