usurer [yoo-zher-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a person who lends money and charges interest, especially at an exorbitant or unlawful rate; moneylender.
- Obsolete. a person who lends money at interest.
Origin of usurer 1250–1300; Middle English Anglo-French Medieval Latin ūsūrārius, equivalent to ūsūr(ia)+ Latin -ārius Related Words for usurers , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for usurers Historical Examples of usurers
At the advent of the three usurers a new impulse seized the people.
These public bonds are the golden opportunity of the usurers.
He but yields himself as a tool to the usurers to continue their loans.
The great debts of the nations have brought all mankind into subjection to the usurers.
Usurers were the open representatives of flagrant covetousness in all the ages.
British Dictionary definitions for usurers usurer noun
- a person who lends funds at an exorbitant rate of interest
- obsolete a moneylender
Word Origin and History for usurers usurer n.
late 13c., from Old French usurier, from Medieval Latin usurarius “usurer,” from Latin adj. usurarius “pertaining to interest,” from usura (see).