- a person or organization whose business it is to lend money at interest.
Origin of moneylender
1775–85; money + lender
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Examples from the Web for moneylender
After all, he would rather fall into Harding's hands than the moneylender's.
It had not occurred to them that the moneylender might suspect the forgery.
He was in the moneylender's hands, and to comply with his exactions would not end them.
Of course a moneylender was different, but what security could he offer?The Passionate Elopement
"This is beside the question," said the moneylender with a deprecatory shrug.Beyond the City
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a person who lends money at interest as a living