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

Example Sentences

A group of powerful financiers bought out the company.
Recent Examples on the Web The sordid history of financier Jeffrey Epstein, who socialized with Prince Andrew, Bill Gates and Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, has spawned a cottage industry of books, magazine articles and documentaries. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 An inmate at a federal prison run by the same warden who ran a Manhattan federal jail when financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, was reportedly stabbed in the eyeball by a fellow prisoner earlier this month. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 17 Nov. 2021 The German government has taken over as the critical broker and financier of L.N.G. because of the potentially disastrous consequences of gas shortages for the economy. New York Times, 27 July 2022 Idle Hour was built at the turn of the 20th century for railroad mogul and financier William Kissam Vanderbilt. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 10 June 2022 Purin Pictures, a non-profit Asian film financier, is to give grants to two Burmese, two Cambodian, two Thai, and one Indonesian project in its latest funding round. Patrick Frater, Variety, 31 Oct. 2022 Because prosecutors said much of that money, $100,000, was to designate the son of a private equity financier as a fake athletic recruit, Talawani said the government needed to prove the money benefited Vavic while harming USC’s interests. Reuters, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2022 Kolfage, a US Air Force veteran who lost both legs in a mortar attack in Iraq, and Badolato, a Florida financier, had been scheduled to be sentenced this week, but that was recently postponed to December. Michael R. Sisak, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2022 In early July, the Royal Hashemite Court announced that Princess Iman, 25, was engaged to Thermiotis, a New York financier. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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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

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of financier was in 1618

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Cite this Entry

“Financier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/financier. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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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