[fi-nan-shuh l, fahy-]
- pertaining to monetary receipts and expenditures; pertaining or relating to money matters; pecuniary: financial operations.
- of or relating to those commonly engaged in dealing with money and credit.
- financials, financial information or data about a company, as balance sheets and price-earnings ratio.
Origin of financial
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1. Financial, fiscal, monetary, pecuniary refer to matters concerned with money. Financial usually refers to money matters or transactions of some size or importance: a financial wizard. Fiscal is used especially in connection with government funds, or those of any organization: the end of the fiscal year. Monetary relates especially to money as such: a monetary system or standard. Pecuniary refers to money as used in making ordinary payments: a pecuniary obligation or reward.
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Examples from the Web for financial
First, his credentials: He did international mergers and acquisitions at Lazard, a financial and asset management firm.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton
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To most of the world, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is a convicted sex offender and a financial grifter.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
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Despite the financial remedy, partial repeal of the screen quota has imperiled the domestic market.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
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The housing bubble was at very the center of the financial crisis that birthed Dodd-Frank.
Like the financial sector, the housing industry is massively regulated in all sorts of ways.
Our present financial condition is without a parallel in history.
The financial as well as this ecclesiastical question was a problem.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
He had, as well, intelligence, but it was not of a financial sort.Within the Law
This made him quite independent of Crane's financial bolstering.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
He wanted to be a pioneer only in financial paths; and after all, this was our mountain now.It Happened in Egypt
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- of or relating to finance or finances
- of or relating to persons who manage money, capital, or credit
- Australian and NZ informal having money; in funds
- Australian and NZ (of a club member) fully paid-up
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Word Origin and History for financial
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