What does agiotage mean?
The definition of agiotage
Ag”i*o*tage, n.
Etym: [F. agiotage, fr. agioter to practice stockjobbing, fr. agio.]

Exchange business; also, stockjobbing; the maneuvers of speculators to raise or lower the price of stocks or public funds. Vanity and agiotage are to a Parisian the oxygen and hydrogen of life. Landor.