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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The charging of too much interest when lending money.

Usage examples (32)
  • usury is against the law because it is unfair to those who really need to borrow money.
  • From that time forward the term usury was restricted to excessive interest, and this alone was prohibited.
  • This was the usage of the word usury by the great masters of the
  • The word usury has appeared in 12 Times articles over the past year. for more
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