What does the word finance mean?

Usage examples for finance

  1. He was about to draw the arm of the diplomat through his own, when his step was arrested by the entrance of a messenger who presented a letter to the minister of finance. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. You must read all the blue books about finance. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  3. In finance the most striking effect in America has, on the first view of it, certainly been good. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot