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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fi·nance /fəˈnæn(t)s, ˈfaɪˌ, faɪˈ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fi·nance n.
 1. The income of a ruler or of a state; revenue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.
    All the finances or revenues of the imperial crown.   --Bacon.
 2. The science of raising and expending the public revenue. “Versed in the details of finance.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fi·nance v. t. & i.  [imp. & p. p. Financed p. pr. & vb. n. Financing.] To conduct the finances of; to provide for, and manage, the capital for; to financier.
    Securing foreign capital to finance multitudinous undertakings.    --B. H. Chamberlain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
      2: the branch of economics that studies the management of money
         and other assets
      3: the management of money and credit and banking and
      v 1: obtain or provide money for; "Can we finance the addition to
           our home?"
      2: sell or provide on credit