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usurynoun [U]

uk   /ˈjuː.zjʊ.ri/  us   /-ʒɚ.i/ formal disapproving
the ​activity of ​lending someone ​money with the ​agreement that they will ​pay back a very much ​largeramount of ​moneylater
usurer
noun [C] uk   /ˈjuː.zjʊ.rər/  us   /-ʒɚ.ɚ/
usurious
adjective uk   /juːˈzjʊə.ri.əs/  us   /juːˈʒʊr.i-/
usurious ​interestrates
(Definition of usury from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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usurynoun [U]

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