[ UK /jˈuːzjʊɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈjuzɝi, ˈjuʒɝi/ ]
  1. the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
  2. an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
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How To Use usury In A Sentence

  • And he also sought government intervention to bust the powerful trusts and take back the railroad land holdings and bring down the ‘Shylock-like’ rates of usury.
  • They lend out money on usury.
  • It was when the Church caved in regarding usury, when they decided it was no longer a sin to make money off of money. SORT OF RICH
  • He was strongly opposed to usury; to counteract the effects of usury on the poor, he advocated what were called montes pietatis, which were in essence municipal pawnshops where, for a small security or occasionally even no security, the poor could get small, short-term no-interest loans to help tide them over in a tight spot, with just a small flat fee to help support the operating costs. Antonino of Florence and Just Price
  • “Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury.” Bloodlust
  • We set up systems of regulation of banking on the national level and interstate trade, which naturally affect all the state levels, which regulate currency, which regulate banking, which prohibit usury.
  • The word usury was very odious to the Christian mind and conscience. Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View
  • This debt was created artificially, by usury, which technically is morally unlawful, which is therefore, lawfully a crime.
  • Usury is the certainest means of gain, though one of the worst; as that whereby a man doth eat his bread, in sudore vultus alieni; and besides, doth plough upon Sundays. The Essays
  • This was the usage of the word usury by the great masters of the Usury A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View
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