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usury

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈjuːzjʊri/ US   /-ʒɚI/ formal disapproving
the lending of money at extremely high interest rates: The payday loans, exempt from usury laws, carry an annual interest rate of 390%.
usurer /ˈjuːzjʊrər/ US   /-ʒɚə˞/ noun [C] usurious /juːˈzjʊəriəs/ US   /juːˈʒʊri-/ adjective
Translations of “usury”
in Chinese (Traditional) 放高利貸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放高利贷…
(Definition of usury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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