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 Final’ity John.Finch Lane (London). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Finance (French).
Revenue derived from fines or subsidies. In feudal times finance was money paid to a lord for a privilege. In the plural we use the word to signify available money resources. Thus we say, “My finances are exhausted,” meaning I have no more funds or available money.   1

 Final’ity John.Finch Lane (London). 


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