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usurynoun [U]

uk   /ˈjuː.ʒər.i/ us   /ˈjuː.ʒɚ.i/ formal disapproving
the activity of lending someone money with the agreement that they will pay back a very much larger amount of money later
usurer
noun [C] uk   /ˈjuː.ʒər.ər/ us   /ˈjuː.ʒɚ.ɚ/
usurious
adjective uk   /juːˈzjʊə.ri.əs/ us   /juːˈʒʊr.i.əs/
usurious interest rates
(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 interest rates: The payday loans, exempt from usury laws, carry an annual interest rate of 390%.
usurer
noun [C] /ˈjuːzjʊrər/ /-ʒɚə˞/
a usurer who charged extortionate rates of interest
usurious
adjective /juːˈzjʊəriəs/ /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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