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synonyms for usury

  • exploitation
  • stealing
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How to use usury in a sentence

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.
WHAT THE UNBANKED NEED FROM THE 2020 ELECTIONMCKENNA MOORESEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
For usury and lending upon interest were forbidden by the Church, but trafficking was lawful and permitted.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
She wanted to pay him with usury for his cool, hard disdain.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
Addition and multiplication were his favourite rules, and usury was the foundation of his good deeds.
PORTRAITS OF CURIOUS CHARACTERS IN LONDON, &C. &C.ANONYMOUS
Mole-eyes grow hawk's: knowledge is lent In grudging driblets that pay high Unconscionable usury To unrelenting life.
THE BURNING WHEELALDOUS 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, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
I happened to have some weightier things to think of than usury and compound interest, as I, indeed, have at this moment.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Capital is furnished at exorbitant rates of interest, and usury prevails.
THE HEAD HUNTERS OF NORTHERN LUZON FROM IFUGAO TO KALINGACORNELIS DE WITT WILLCOX
In 468, the people again withdrew to the Janiculum, demanding the remission of debts, and crying out against usury.
HISTORY OF JULIUS CAESAR VOL. 1 OF 2NAPOLEON III, EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH, 1808-1873.
Easy-come money never draws interest; easy-borrowed dollars pay usury.
LETTERS FROM A SELF-MADE MERCHANT TO HIS SONGEORGE HORACE LORIMER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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