anatocism

noun anat·o·cism \əˈnatəˌsizəm\

Definition of anatocism

plural

-s

  1. :  compound interest :  the taking of compound interest

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Origin and Etymology of anatocism

Latin anatocismus, from Greek anatokismos, from ana- + tokismos usury, from tokizein to lend on interest (from tokos interest, offspring, from tiktein to beget) + -ismos -ism


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