Usurer
Usurer U"su*rer, n. [F. usurier, LL. usurarius. See {Usury}, and cf. {Usurarious}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who lends money and takes interest for it; a money lender. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. --Ex. xxii. 25. [1913 Webster]

2. One who lends money at a rate of interest beyond that established by law; one who exacts an exorbitant rate of interest for the use of money. [1913 Webster]

He was wont to call me usurer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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