verb (used with object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
verb (used without object), fi·nanced, fi·nanc·ing.
Origin of finance
Examples from the Web for self-finance
Contemporary Examples of self-finance
But remember, McConnell has a right-wing primary opponent, a guy who can self-finance, apparently.Lookout, Mitch
July 26, 2013
Word Origin for finance
late 15c., "to ransom;" see finance (n.). Sense of "to manage money" is recorded from 1827; that of "to furnish with money" is from 1866. Related: Financed; financing.
c.1400, "an end, settlement, retribution," from Middle French finance "ending, settlement of a debt" (13c.), noun of action from finer "to end, settle a dispute or debt," from fin (see fine (n.)). Cf. Medieval Latin finis "a payment in settlement, fine or tax."
The notion is of "ending" (by satisfying) something that is due (cf. Greek telos "end;" plural tele "services due, dues exacted by the state, financial means"). The French senses gradually were brought into English: "ransom" (mid-15c.), "taxation" (late 15c.); the sense of "management of money" first recorded in English 1770.