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moneylender

[muhn-ee-len-der] /ˈmʌn iˌlɛn dər/
noun
1.
a person or organization whose business it is to lend money at interest.
Origin of moneylender
1775-1785
1775-85; money + lender
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  • He was in the moneylender's hands, and to comply with his exactions would not end them.

    Harding of Allenwood Harold Bindloss
  • It had not occurred to them that the moneylender might suspect the forgery.

    Harding of Allenwood Harold Bindloss
  • They do not use opium, but they delight in horses, and sport and women, and are perpetually in debt to the moneylender.

    The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling
  • Of course a moneylender was different, but what security could he offer?

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • So she is—I am interviewing quite a new type—she has been a moneylender's shorthand typist.

  • "This is beside the question," said the moneylender with a deprecatory shrug.

    Beyond the City Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He, however, made it in London, as a mercer and perhaps a good deal more as a moneylender.

  • And so it chooses the primrose path of dalliance with a moneylender.

    International Finance Hartley Withers
  • Carlyon was, of course, a fool who deserved his fate, but his pluck had roused the moneylender's sympathy.

    Harding of Allenwood Harold Bindloss
  • He acted as banker and moneylender, and general go-between in financial transactions, some of which had political aims.

    The Laughing Cavalier Baroness Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for moneylender

moneylender

/ˈmʌnɪˌlɛndə/
noun
1.
a person who lends money at interest as a living
Derived Forms
moneylending, adjective, noun
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