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finance (n.)

15世纪 ,"终结、结算、报应",来自古法语 finance "终结、结束;赦免、减免;支付、费用;债务的结算"(13世纪),行动名词来自 finer "结束、解决争端或债务",来自 fin (见 fine (n.比较中世纪拉丁文 finis "结算、罚款或税收的付款"。

这个概念是指"结束"(通过满足)某项应得的东西(比较希腊文 telos "结束;"复数 tele "应得的服务、国家征收的会费、财政手段")。法义逐渐被带入英语。"赎金"(15世纪中期),"税收"(15世纪后期);"货币管理,货币业务科学"的意义最早记录在1770年的英语中。

finance (v.)

15世纪末,"赎金"(过时),来自 finance (n.)。"管理钱财"的意思是从1827年开始记录的;"用钱财提供"的意思是从1866年开始记录的。相关链接: Financed ; financing

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Definitions of finance from WordNet
1
finance (n.)
the commercial activity of providing funds and capital;
finance (n.)
the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets;
finance (n.)
the management of money and credit and banking and investments;
2
finance (v.)
obtain or provide money for;
Can we finance the addition to our home?
finance (v.)
sell or provide on credit;
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