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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • German family of bankers, including Mayer Amschal (1743-1812), who founded a bank at Frankfurt am Main. His sons, most notably Salomon (1774-1855) and Nathan Mayer (1774-1836), established branches of the bank throughout Europe.

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  • n. A very rich person.

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  • n. any of family of powerful Jewish bankers in Europe

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