noun, plural u·su·ries.
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Example sentences from the Web for usury
Those harms are numerous and varied, Del Río says, and can include practices like issuing loans with triple-digit interest rates because fintech companies are often unregulated by the usury laws banks must follow.
On January 29, Francis referred to usury as “a dramatic social ill.”12 Ways Catholicism is More Radical Than Pope Francis|Nathan Schneider|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There's a reason for the biblical bans on usury: in a zero-growth world, lending money at interest is quite likely to ruin people.Don't Have Enough to Worry About? Here's One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay.|Megan McArdle|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“But some in the West may think in the aftermath of the financial crisis, banning usury may be useful,” he muses.
Biblical and Islamic bans on "usury" (lending money at interest) strike most modern people as pretty silly.
For usury and lending upon interest were forbidden by the Church, but trafficking was lawful and permitted.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
She wanted to pay him with usury for his cool, hard disdain.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
Addition and multiplication were his favourite rules, and usury was the foundation of his good deeds.
Mole-eyes grow hawk's: knowledge is lent In grudging driblets that pay high Unconscionable usury To unrelenting life.The Burning Wheel|Aldous Huxley
He invested in the traffic of usury what had sufficed to save a hundred such as I am from perdition, and he lost it all.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for usury
noun plural -ries
Derived forms of usuryusurious (juːˈʒʊərɪəs), adjective
Word Origin for usury
Cultural definitions for usury
The practice of charging more than the legal interest rate.