usurious

adjective usu·ri·ous \ yu̇-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs , -ˈzu̇r- \

Definition of usurious

1 : practicing usury
2 : involving usury : of the character of usury
  • usurious interest rates

usuriously

adverb

usuriousness

noun

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First Known Use of usurious

1610

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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usurious

adjective usu·ri·ous \ yu̇-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs \

legal Definition of usurious

1 : practicing usury
2 : involving usury
  • usurious interest

usuriously

adverb

usuriousness

noun


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