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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