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usurer

[ yoo-zher-er ]
/ ˈyu ʒər ər /
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noun
a person who lends money and charges interest, especially at an exorbitant or unlawful rate; moneylender.
Obsolete. a person who lends money at interest.
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Origin of usurer

1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French <Medieval Latin ūsūrārius, equivalent to ūsūr(ia) usury + Latin -ārius-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for usurer

usurer
/ (ˈjuːʒərə) /

noun
a person who lends funds at an exorbitant rate of interest
obsolete a moneylender
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