financier

noun
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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In 1902, White Star had become a property owned by the International Mercantile Marine Co. (IMM), a holding company bankrolled by famed financier J.P Morgan. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Wild Conspiracy That the Titanic Never Sank," 27 Feb. 2019 And so the Catalyst Women's Initiative was created to connect specifically female filmmakers with financiers who wanted to help get their stories out there. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Judith Light Thinks We Need More 'Who's the Boss' in 2019," 30 Jan. 2019 Now, there are some new, ascendant Democratic financiers in Silicon Valley. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Ten big Silicon Valley money players behind this November’s U.S. midterm elections," 20 Aug. 2018 Fox News previously reported that Wallace was also a key financier of the Center for Constitutional Rights’ efforts to represent alleged terrorists in the Guantanamo Bay just after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Top Dem candidate gave millions to groups advocating for taxing families 'to the hilt' for 'irresponsible breeding'," 20 July 2018 Most of the individuals targeted had not been publicly known to be Hezbollah financiers and are not prominent names in Lebanon. CBS News, "Trump administration hits Hezbollah with new sanctions," 2 Feb. 2018 Second-Chance Super Sabbatical Dominant breed: Tech entrepreneurs who’ve sold off their companies, Hollywood actors between projects, financiers looking to hit pause after daily sessions of Headspace didn’t do the trick. Marisa Meltzer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Latest Travel Trend? Super Sabbaticals," 24 Dec. 2018 The firm also pushed information linking the financier George Soros to the anti-Facebook Freedom From Facebook group — a move that the group labeled anti-Semitic. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy takes blame for Definers scandal," 21 Nov. 2018 Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros. Amanda Sakuma, Vox, "Facebook reportedly used anti-Semitic attacks to discredit its critics," 15 Nov. 2018

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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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financier

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English Language Learners Definition of financier

: a person who controls the use and lending of large amounts of money

financier

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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

financier

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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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