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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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: woeker
  • French: usure
  • German: Wucherei
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) ;to be checked
  • Spanish: usura
Etymology: From usuria, from L. usura "lending at interest, usury" from usus 'use', from stem of uti 'to use'


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