Definition of financier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//faɪˈnænsiə(r)//
, BrE//ˈnænsiə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɪnənˈsɪr//
Business people
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a person who lends large amounts of money to businesses See related entries: Business people Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French, from finance, from finer ‘make an end, settle a debt’, from fin ‘end’, from Latin finis ‘end’ (in medieval Latin denoting a sum paid on settling a lawsuit).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: financier