financier

noun

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

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of financier was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Financier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/financier. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

financier

noun
fin·​an·​cier
ˌfin-ən-ˈsi(ə)r,
fə-ˌnan-,
ˌfī-nan-
: a person who specializes in finance and especially in the financing of businesses

Legal Definition

financier

noun
fi·​nan·​cier
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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