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finance

[ fi-nans, fahy-nans ]
/ fɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪ næns /
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noun
the management of revenues; the conduct or transaction of money matters generally, especially those affecting the public, as in the fields of banking and investment.
finances, the monetary resources, as of a government, company, organization, or individual; revenue.
verb (used with object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
to supply with money or capital; obtain money or credit for.
verb (used without object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
to raise money or capital needed for financial operations.
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Origin of finance

1350–1400; Middle English finaunce<Anglo-French, Middle French finance, equivalent to fin(er) to end, settle, pay (see fine2) + -ance-ance

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH finance

accounting, bookkeeping, finance
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British Dictionary definitions for finance

finance
/ (fɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪnæns) /

noun
the system of money, credit, etc, esp with respect to government revenues and expenditures
funds or the provision of funds
(plural) funds; financial condition
verb
(tr) to provide or obtain funds, capital, or credit for
(intr) to manage or secure financial resources

Word Origin for finance

C14: from Old French, from finer to end, settle by payment
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