usurer


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u·su·rer

 (yo͞o′zhər-ər)
n.
One who lends money at interest, especially at an exorbitant or unlawfully high rate.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin ūsūrārius, moneylender, from Latin, interest-bearing, from ūsūra, usury; see usury.]

usurer

(ˈjuːʒərə)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) a person who lends funds at an exorbitant rate of interest
2. (Professions) a person who lends funds at an exorbitant rate of interest
3. (Banking & Finance) obsolete a moneylender
4. (Professions) obsolete a moneylender

u•su•rer

(ˈyu ʒər ər)

n.
a person who lends money and charges interest, esp. at an exorbitant rate.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.usurer - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interestusurer - someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
lender, loaner - someone who lends money or gives credit in business matters
shark - a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest
Translations
lihvar

usurer

[ˈjuːʒərəʳ] Nusurero/a m/f

usurer

[ˈjuːʒərər] nusurier/ière m/f

usurer

nWucherer m, → Wucherin f

usurer

[ˈjuːʒrəʳ] n (old) → usuraio/a
References in classic literature ?
That the usurer is the greatest Sabbath-breaker, because his plough goeth every Sunday.
That the usurer breaketh the first law, that was made for mankind after the fall, which was, in sudore vultus tui comedes panem tuum; not, in sudore vultus alieni.
He is a usurer, and his scheme of usury is so profoundly and so cleverly based upon the requirements of the whole canton, that I should merely waste my time if I were to take it upon myself to undeceive them as to the benefits which they reap, in their own opinion, from their dealings with Taboureau.
Well, now," remarked Benassis, when the usurer had gone, "if that fellow were in Paris, do you not think that he would be a millionaire before very long?
Not confining himself to theory, or permitting his faculties to rust, even at that early age, in mere abstract speculations, this promising lad commenced usurer on a limited scale at school; putting out at good interest a small capital of slate-pencil and marbles, and gradually extending his operations until they aspired to the copper coinage of this realm, in which he speculated to considerable advantage.
An old woman who had been robbed of five hundred roubles, her all, by some rogue of a usurer, besought him to take up her case, instead of which he defended the usurer himself, a Jew named Zeidler, because this Jew promised to give him fifty roubles.
man-eating bishop,' `money-gorging usurer,' and what not, as though I were no more than a strolling beggar or tinker.
You have against you," he said to Rabourdin, lowering his voice so as to be heard only by the three persons whom he addressed, "a set of usurers and priests--money and the church.
Taken at once to the Cafe Themis by Mitral, these securities passed into the hands of the two usurers, who hastened (though on foot) to the ministry.
They would be made upon the same principles that usurers commonly lend to bankrupt and fraudulent debtors, with a sparing hand and at enormous premiums.
as usurers, brokers, and other thieves of this kind; whether it be that the one way of cheating is a discountenance or reflection upon the other, or that money, which is the common mistress of all cheats, makes them regard each other in the light of rivals; but Nightingale no sooner heard the story than he exclaimed against the fellow in terms much severer than the justice and honesty of Allworthy had bestowed on him.
And now, O Arcade, so much fairer than thy West End brother, we are told that thou art doomed, anon to be turned into an eatinghouse or a hive for usurers, something rankly useful.