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usurer

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Etymology

from Old French usurier, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] usura "interest".

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈjuːʒəɹə/, /ˈjuːzjəɹə/, SAMPA: /"ju:Z@r@/, /"ju:zj@r@/

Noun

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usurer

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  1. A person who loans money to others and charges interest, particularly at an illegal, exorbitant, or unfair rate.
  2. (rare) Specifically, a male usurer.

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