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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FINANCE

On the contrary, he speedily inaugurated a new and brilliant era in finance.

He has a head for finance, your brother, and is quick in his calculations.

A similar exaggerated view prevails as to the power of finance.

Finance, instead of avoiding publicity in all of its aspects, should welcome it and seek it.

There are a number of causes and for some of them finance cannot be absolved from responsibility.

All Paris was there, the Paris of literature, of finance and of pleasure.

Finally lost is the dominant position in the region of Finance.

Her mission seemed, after all, a strange one with which to come to a leader of finance.

That is what all the ways of commerce and finance and daily bread-getting were to Richling.

It was his day off, and the Avignon Electric finance man was coming.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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