Usury

Definition of Usury

U´su`ry
n.1.
1.A premium or increase paid, or stipulated to be paid, for a loan, as of money; interest.
Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of anything that is lent upon usury.
- Deut. xxiii. 19.
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchanges, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
- Matt. xxv. 27.
What he borrows from the ancients, he repays with usury of is own.
- Dryden.
2.The practice of taking interest.
Usury . . . bringeth the treasure of a realm or state into a few nds.
- Bacon.
3.(Law) Interest in excess of a legal rate charged to a borrower for the use of money.

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