savings and loan

noun

Definition of savings and loan

US
: a business that is like a bank and that holds and invests the money saved by its members and makes loans to home buyers

Word by Word Definitions

saving play savings
  1. : preservation from danger or destruction : deliverance

  2. : the act or an instance of economizing

  3. : money put by

  1. : except, save

  2. : without disrespect to

  1. : except, save

loan play
  1. : money lent at interest

  2. : something lent usually for the borrower's temporary use

  3. : the grant of temporary use

  1. : lend


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