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usury

noun [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 larger amount of money later
usurer
noun [C] uk   /ˈjuː.zjʊ.rər/  us   /-ʒɚ.ɚ/
usurious
adjective uk   /juːˈzjʊə.ri.əs/  us   /juːˈʒʊr.i-/
usurious interest rates
Translations of “usury”
in Chinese (Traditional) 放高利貸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放高利贷…
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