Usuriousness
Usurious U*su"ri*ous (?; 277), a. [From {Usury}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Practicing usury; taking illegal or exorbitant interest for the use of money; as, a usurious person. [1913 Webster]

2. Partaking of usury; containing or involving usury; as, a usurious contract. [1913 Webster] -- {U*su"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {U*su"ri*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • usuriousness — noun see usurious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • usuriousness — See usuriously. * * * …   Universalium

  • usuriousness — n. lending of money at an unreasonably high rate of interestu·su·ri·ous·ness || juː Ê’ÊŠrɪəsnɪs /juː zjÊŠÉ™r …   English contemporary dictionary

  • usuriousness — usu·ri·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • usuriousness — noun see usurious * * * usūˈriousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑usury …   Useful english dictionary

  • usurious — adjective Date: 1610 1. practicing usury 2. involving usury ; of the character of usury < usurious interest rates > • usuriously adverb • usuriousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • usurious — usuriously, adv. usuriousness, n. /yooh zhoor ee euhs/, adj. 1. practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money: a usurious moneylender. 2. constituting or characterized by usury: usurious rates of… …   Universalium

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