Definitions of "usury"
  1. The practice of lending money with excessively high interest rates
  2. The particular rate or sum of interest charged in the case of a usurious loan
How to use "usury" in a sentence
  1. The loan shark was prosecuted for usury after charging borrowers excessively high interest rates.
  2. Some jurisdictions have laws regulating the maximum rate of interest that can be charged to prevent usury.
  3. The consumer protection agency received a number of complaints relating to usury from troubled borrowers.

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