usurer

noun usu·rer \ ˈyü-zhər-ər , ˈyüzh-rər \
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

Definition of usurer

: one that lends money especially at an exorbitant rate

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First Known Use of usurer

14th century


USURER Defined for English Language Learners

usurer

noun

Definition of usurer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who lends money and requires the borrower to pay a high amount of interest


Law Dictionary

usurer

noun usu·rer \ ˈyü-zhər-ər \

legal Definition of usurer

: one that engages in usury

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