usury

Part of speech: noun

Illegal interest; originally, interest in general.

Part of speech: noun

Usurer.

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Usage examples "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", R. D. Blackmore.
  2. Excessive interest is known as " usury." - "Business Hints for Men and Women", Alfred Rochefort Calhoun.
  3. 4. The definition of usury is where one charges interest higher than the legal rate. - "The Century Handbook of Writing", Garland Greever Easley S. Jones.