predatory lending

noun

Legal Definition of predatory lending

: the practice of lending money to a borrower by use of aggressive, deceptive, fraudulent, or discriminatory means

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“Predatory lending.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/predatory%20lending. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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