Fínance. n.s. [French.] Revenue; income; profit. It is seldom used in the singular.
This sort of finance hath been increased by this new device. Bacon's Off. of Alienation.
The residue of these ordinary finances be casual or uncertain; as be the escheats and forfeitures. Bacon.
His pretence for making war upon his neighbours was their pyracies, though he practised the same trade when he was straitened in his finances at the siege of Byzantium. Arbuthnot.