Definitions
usury Tweet Definition of usury Like Definition of usury on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plural usuries)
  1. (countable) An exorbitant rate of interest in excess of any legal rates.
  2. (uncountable) The practice of lending money at such rates as are not legal or fair.
  3. (uncountable) (archaic) The practice of lending money at interest.
Etymology: From usuria, from L. usura "lending at interest, usury" from usus 'use', from stem of uti 'to use'


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for usury for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of usury
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.