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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR USURER

Appeal to the higher powers if you dare, and I'll make you repent it, you usurer!

Rooney appears to be a money-lender, a usurer—most probably a Jew.

If I were a usurer I could not put out money to a better advantage.

He had been plundered by every usurer in the Levant, and in turn had taken them in.

He was a usurer, though he could be very liberal when his policy demanded.

They suffered not an usurer to be witnesse in matters of Law.

I thought perhaps there was some usurer, whom you had heard of, who could let me have the money.

The usurer gains the earnings of the borrower but parts with no property.

A mere hint of encouragement to the usurer came from Calvin.

The usurer says, Care for my property and pay me for the opportunity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French usurier, from Medieval Latin usurarius "usurer," from Latin adj. usurarius "pertaining to interest," from usura (see usury).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR USURER

banker

nounprofessional in financial institution

loan shark

nounlender charging much interest
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