agiotage

[ aj-ee-uh-tij ]
/ ˈædʒ i ə tɪdʒ /
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noun

the business of dealing in foreign exchange.

Nearby words

  1. agin,
  2. agincourt,
  3. aging,
  4. aginner,
  5. agio,
  6. agism,
  7. agist,
  8. agistment,
  9. agit.,
  10. agit. ante us.

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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