fi·​nan·​cier | \ ˌfi-nən-ˈsir How to pronounce financier (audio) ; fə-ˌnan-, ˌfī- \

Definition of financier

1 : one who specializes in raising and expending public moneys
2 : one who deals with finance and investment on a large scale

Examples of financier in a Sentence

A group of powerful financiers bought out the company.
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First Known Use of financier

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for financier

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, "person who manages monetary affairs," from finance "money, resource" + -ier -ier — more at finance entry 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Financier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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fin·​an·​cier | \ ˌfi-nən-ˈsir How to pronounce financier (audio) \

Kids Definition of financier

: a specialist in finance and especially in the financing of businesses



Legal Definition of financier

1 : one who specializes in raising and expending public moneys
2 : one who deals with finance and investment on a large scale

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