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cambist

[kam-bist] /ˈkæm bɪst/
noun
1.
a dealer in bills of exchange.
2.
an expert in foreign exchange.
3.
a manual giving the moneys, weights, and measures of different countries, with their equivalents.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French cambiste < Italian cambista. See cambium, -ist
Related forms
cambistry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cambist

cambist

/ˈkæmbɪst/
noun (finance)
1.
a dealer or expert in foreign exchange
2.
a manual of currency exchange rates and similar equivalents of weights and measures
Derived Forms
cambistry, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French cambiste, from Italian cambista, from cambio (money) exchange
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