HyperDic: usury

English > 2 senses of the word usury:
NOUNpossessionusury, vigorishan exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
actusurythe act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
usury > pronunciation
Soundsyuw'zeriy; yuw'zheriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > usury: 2 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningAn exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest.
Synonymvigorish
Broaderinterest rate, rate of interestThe percentage of a sum of money charged for its use
Spanishusura
Catalanusura
Adjectivesusuriousgreatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
English > usury: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest.
Broaderlending, loaningdisposing of money / money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
Spanishusura

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