What does the word usury mean?

Usage examples for usury

  1. I shall recover the large estates, that would now be mine, but for usury and fraud. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. Excessive interest is known as " usury." – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  3. 4. The definition of usury is where one charges interest higher than the legal rate. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones