usurer

usurer

[yoo-zher-er]
noun
1.
a person who lends money and charges interest, especially at an exorbitant or unlawful rate; moneylender.
2.
Obsolete. a person who lends money at interest.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin ūsūrārius, equivalent to ūsūr(ia) usury + Latin -ārius -ary

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usurer (ˈjuːʒərə)
 
n
1.  a person who lends funds at an exorbitant rate of interest
2.  obsolete a moneylender

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usurer
late 13c., from O.Fr. usurier, from M.L. usurarius "usurer," from L. adj. usurarius "pertaining to interest," from usura (see usury).
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