276. Money


See also 131. DUES and PAYMENT ; 137. ECONOMICS ; 160. FINANCE ; 325. POVERTY ; 398. TRADE .

agiotage
the business of buying and selling the curreneies of various countries by taking advantage of differences in rates of exchange. —agio , n.
anatocism
the act of lending with interest.
aphnology
Rare. the science of wealth.
arbitrage
the business of buying and selling securities, curreneies, and commodities on an international scale so as to take advantage of differences in rates of exchange and prices. —arbitrager, arbitrageur , n.
bimetallism
the use of two metals jointly as a monetary Standard with fixed values in relation to one another. —bimetallist , n. —bimetallistic , adj.
bullionism
the doctrine that paper money should at all times be convertible into bullion. —bullionist , n.
cambism, cambistry
the theory and practice of money exchange as an item of commerce, especially in its international features. —cambist , n.
chrematist
a person whose chief goal in life is the gaining of wealth. —chrematistic , adj.
chrematistics
1. the study of wealth.
2. any theory of wealth as measured in money. —chrematistic , adj.
chrematomania
a mania for money.
chrematophobia
an abnormal fear or dislike of money.
cresomania
a mania for great wealth.
gombeenism
Irish. the lending of money at usurious interest. —gombeen, gombeenman , n.
mammonism
the greedy pursuit of riches.
metallism
a doctrine advocating the use of metal money instead of paper. —metallist, metalist , n.
monetarism
an economie theory maintaining that stability and growth in the economy are dependent on a steady growth rate in the supply of money. —monetarist , n., adj.
moneyocracy
government or domination of society by the rich.
monometallism
1. the use of only one metal, usually gold or silver, as a monetary Standard.
2. the use of only one metal for coinage. —monometallist , n.
nabobism
the lifestyle of a nabob, i.e., of one possessing considerable wealth.
plutolatry
an excessive devotion to wealth.
plutology
Economics. the scientific study or theory of wealth.
plutomania
1. an abnormal craving for wealth.
2. a mania characterized by delusions of wealth.
polymetallism
the use of a number of different metals in coinage.
squandermania
a mania for spending money.
symmetalism
a system of coinage based on a unit of two or more metals in combination, each of a specified weight. — symmetallic , adj.

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