Legal Definition and Related Resources of Finance

Meaning of Finance

As a verb, means to provide capital or loan money as needed to carry on business . See Needles v Kansas City, Mo., 371 S. W.2d 300.

Financial Definition of Finance

A discipline concerned with determining value and making decisions. The finance function allocates resources, which includes acquiring, investing, and managing resources.

Synonyms of Finance


  • accounts
  • aerarium
  • art of monetary relations
  • budget
  • business science
  • commercial theory
  • economics
  • exchange
  • expenditure
  • financial affairs
  • financial resources
  • jiscus
  • funds
  • income
  • investments
  • management of money
  • monetary theory
  • money
  • money dealings
  • moneymaking
  • money matters
  • pecmiiaria
  • pecuniary management
  • public economy
  • public revenue
  • resources
  • revenue
  • science of monetary relations
  • science of wealth
  • theory of business
  • theory of fiscal relations
  • wealth
  • working capital


  • advance
  • aid
  • assist
  • back
  • capitalize
  • float
  • fund
  • invest
  • lend
  • loan
  • patronize
  • pay for
  • provide capital
  • provide funds
  • provide money
  • provide subvention
  • put up the money
  • set up in business
  • sponsor
  • subsidize
  • supply money
  • support
  • sustain

Related Entries of Finance in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

Browse or run a search for Finance in the American Encyclopedia of Law, the Asian Encyclopedia of Law, the European Encyclopedia of Law, the UK Encyclopedia of Law or the Latin American and Spanish Encyclopedia of Law.

Finance in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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English Spanish Translation of Finance


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Finance Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Finance in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: The science of the management of money and other financial ASSETS.


This term is a noun.

Etimology of Finance

(You may find finance at the world legal encyclopedia and the etimology of more terms).

c. 1400, “an end, settlement, retribution,” from Old French finance “end, ending; pardon, remission; payment, expense; settlement of a debt” (13c.), noun of action from finer “to end, settle a dispute or debt,” from fin (see fine; this term is also a noun.). Compare Medieval Latin finis “a payment in settlement, fine or tax.” The notion is of “ending” (by satisfying) something that is due (compare Greek telos “end;” plural tele “services due, dues exacted by the state, financial means”). The French senses gradually were brought into English: “ransom” (mid-15c.), “taxation” (late 15c.); the sense of “management of money, science of monetary business” first recorded in English 1770.

What is the meaning of Finance?

A definition of Finance is provided here: The business function that is responsible for the efficient acquisition and disbursement of funds.



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