Examples from the Web for usurers
During the thirteenth century the severities against the usurers were not relaxed.
There are 120 Armenians, who make wine and arak, and are usurers, and gold and silver smiths.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
There was a great rush of usurers to place their money with the crown as a perpetual loan at that rate of increase.
A whole host of usurers swoop down upon the villages, multiplying as the wretchedness of the peasants increases.The Conquest of Bread|Peter Kropotkin
If you had been wise you would have made us all cheating shop-keepers, chicken thieves, or usurers.The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales|Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for usurers
Word Origin and History for usurers
late 13c., from Old French usurier, from Medieval Latin usurarius "usurer," from Latin adj. usurarius "pertaining to interest," from usura (see usury).