[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
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 financially
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Why, yes, I did hear that they were in a tighter box than ever, financially.Cap'n Warren's Wards
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It was a serious responsibility to assume, both morally and financially.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
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I came today only because things are particularly rotten, financially, just now.The Market-Place
Financially and otherwise the bank-clerk is one of our best securities.
Not where are they socially, nor financially, nor educationally.Quiet Talks on Power
- 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 financially
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