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See also: Financier
financier (plural financiers)
- A person who, as a profession, profits from large financial transactions.
- 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
- Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.
- A company that does the same.
- One charged with the administration of finance; an officer who administers the public revenue; a treasurer.
- 1781, Edmund Burke, The Budget for the Year 1781:
- The English financier was obliged to raise new taxes to pay the interest of this immense sum ; the financier of France did no such thing
- A light, spongy teacake, usually based on almond flour or flavoring.
- A traditional French (Ragoût à la Financière) or Piemontese (Finanziera alla piemontese) rich sauce or ragout, made with coxcomb, wattles, cock's testicles, chicken livers and a variety of other ingredients.
person profiting from financial transactions
- (transitive, intransitive) To carry out financial transactions; to finance something.
- 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
- So time crept on, and the day arrived when Sturk must pay his rent, or take the ugly consequences. The day before he spent in Dublin financiering. It was galling and barren work.
Declension of financier
- Hyphenation: fi‧nan‧cier
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.