Fi*nance" (?), n. [F., fr. LL. financia payment of money, money, fr. finare to pay a fine or subsidy (cf. OF. finer to finish, pay), fr. L. finis end. See Fine, n., Finish.]


The income of a ruler or of a state; revenue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.

All the finances or revenues of the imperial crown.


The science of raising and expending the public revenue. "Versed in the details of finance." Macaulay.


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Fi*nance" (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Financed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Financing.]

To conduct the finances of; to provide for, and manage, the capital for; to financier.

Securing foreign capital to finance multitudinous undertakings.
B. H. Chamberlain.


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