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1. A roll of paper money.
2. Informal One's ready cash.
tr.v. bank·rolled, bank·roll·ing, bank·rolls Informal
To underwrite the expense of (a business venture, for example).

bank′roll′er n.


the person or organization that provides the finance for a project, business, etc
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Syria's telecoms services, run by Mr Assad's cousin and suspected regime bankroller Rami Makhlouf, recently increased prices for phone calls and the internet.
Defeat at home against Arsenal, to slip five points behind leaders Chelsea in the title race, was not the way he and his men envisaged arriving at the home of their billionaire bankroller, Sheikh Mansour.
She stipulated that the regime of velayat-e faqih ruling in Iran is the epicenter, inspirer, and the bankroller and arms provider to extremism whether under the banner of Shiite or Sunni Islam.
ASP Edward Odame Okyere, the investigator in the trial of Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) bankroller for accusedly fraudulently obtaining a GHAo51.
How ironic that financial aid for US students is slashed, while hard-earned US tax money is subsidising Israel's educational institutions - enabling the welfare recipient to surpass the bankroller.
Chavous currently serves as executive counsel for the American Federation for Children, a pro-voucher group funded by Religious Right bankroller Betsy DeVos.
THE biggest bankroller of the Better Together campaign has been accused of having links to deals with some of the world's worst tyrants.
The message goes in fact even to Israel's main military, economic and political bankroller, the United States.
1 technology investor and an early bankroller of Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO), the No.
But Germany, the main bankroller of Greek bailouts, made clear on Thursday that Athens needed to fulfill conditions to stay in the common currency bloc.
Yet Levy, on behalf of Tottenham's reclusive bankroller Joe Lewis, has never been shy in doing so.
ally and influential bankroller for the Arab world, stability in Saudi Arabia is important not just for the region but the world as it shapes both political and oil policy.