[ fin-uh n-seer, fahy-nuh n-; British fi-nan-see-er ]
/ ˌfɪn ənˈsɪər, ˌfaɪ nən-; British fɪˈnæn si ər /


a person skilled or engaged in managing large financial operations, whether public or corporate.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to act as a financier.


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Origin of financier

From French, dating back to 1610–20; see origin at finance, -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for financier

/ (fɪˈnænsɪə, faɪ-) /


a person who is engaged or skilled in large-scale financial operations
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