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[muhn-ee-len-der] /ˈmʌn iˌlɛn dər/
a person or organization whose business it is to lend money at interest.
Origin of moneylender
1775-85; money + lender Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is also less than half the rate a moneylender would charge or what a poor borrower would end up paying for a bank loan.
  • So the moneylender could always find him, and that made the suit-cutter creditworthy.
  • So he takes his money to a moneylender or trader with contacts in both countries.
  • The film ends with the farmer turned worker negotiating a crowded street while the moneylender naps alongside his safe.
British Dictionary definitions for moneylender


a person who lends money at interest as a living
Derived Forms
moneylending, adjective, noun
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