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