agiotage

agiotage

[aj-ee-uh-tij]
noun
the business of dealing in foreign exchange.

Origin:
1820–30; < French, equivalent to agiot(er) to speculate (agiot exchange < Italian aggio agio) + -age -age

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agiotage (ˈædʒətɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the business of exchanging currencies
2.  speculative dealing in stock exchange securities or foreign exchange
 
[C19: French, from agio]

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