fi·​nan·​cial fə-ˈnan(t)-shəl How to pronounce financial (audio)
: relating to finance or financiers
financial aid
the financial district

Examples of financial in a Sentence

The company is headed for financial disaster. a family struggling with financial problems I would like some financial advice before I buy this house.
Recent Examples on the Web Now the practice is catching on with others out of financial necessity. Simmone Shah, TIME, 10 June 2024 Details This yardstick of shopper psyche comprises two factors — one eyeing today’s financial picture, the other tracking economic hopes. Jonathan Lansner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2024 The stakes are considerably higher this time because city and state legislators have agreed to serve as a financial backstop, pledging taxpayer dollars to pay for any cost overruns. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2024 The financial disclosures, released yearly, are one of the few public records available about the justices’ lives, providing select details of their activities outside the court. Abbie Vansickle, New York Times, 7 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for financial 

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Word History


finance entry 1 + -ial

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of financial was in 1734

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Cite this Entry

“Financial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


: relating to finance or financiers
financially adverb

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