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Usury meaning

usury - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A premium or increase paid, or stipulated to be paid, for a loan, as of money; interest.
  2. 2. The practice of taking interest.
  3. 3. Interest in excess of a legal rate charged to a borrower for the use of money.
  4. 4. Illegal interest for the use of money; act of taking illegal interest.

usury - examples of usage

  1. Brave usury for thy gold!
  2. So that is the usury I am to pay?
  3. As years went on the lady, of course, could not be said to grow in grace or beauty; but Bogdan gained riches steadily, possessing three large estates now and plenty of money, which he continued to put to usury advantageously.
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