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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: finer 'to end, settle (a debt)'

finance

1 noun
     
Related topics: Finance, Loans
fiā€§nance1 S3 W2
1 [uncountable] the management of money by governments, large organizations etc:
leasing and other forms of business finance
Russia's finance minister
the world of high finance (=financial activities involving very large amounts of money)
2

finances

[plural] the money that an organization or person has, and the way that they manage it:
concerns about the company's finances
She refused to answer questions about her personal finances.
3 [uncountable]BFL money provided by a bank or other institution to help buy or do something
finance for
We need to raise finance for further research.

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