The verb TO BUDGET comes from the Old French 'bouge', meaning 'leather bag, wallet', from Latin 'bulga', 'leather bag'. Since the Treasury Minister used to keep his fiscal plans in a wallet, the verb TO BUDGET has acquired the modern meaning of 'stating probable expenditures and revenues'.

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  1. Budgeting (only available in Italian)