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usury:

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charge for the use of credit or money, usually figured as a percentage of the principal and computed annually. Simple interest is computed annually on the principal.
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Usury

Fledgeby
cowardly and deceitful moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Our Mutual Friend]
Gride, Arthur
extorting moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Milo
loaned gold for huge interest rates and sexual favors. [Gk. Lit.: The Golden Ass]
Nickleby, Ralph
avaricious and ungentlemanly moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Shylock
shrewd, avaricious moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
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Young Loveless promptly and unsurprisingly mortgages his new lands to the usurer, Morecraft, for another enormous sum, [pounds sterling]6000.
This latter point raises the fifth question (whether, when one heir of a usurer cannot make proper restitution, his obligation falls to another heir).
He even goes so far as to offer the requested loan at no interest--an extraordinary gesture for a usurer to make.
In contrast to Faust's suddenly staunch conscience, associated by Sokurov/Arabov with the launch of Protestantism, Mauricius's changeable devil has been recast from Goethe's original to a scuttling, church-defiling moneylender associated with rats, and is identified in the final credits only as Wucherer, an often derogatory term used for centuries to stigmatize Jewish usurers, most notoriously in Veit Harlan's Nazi propaganda film Jud Su[ss]?
While this could be an ironic way of assuring that a ruthless usurer gets his comeuppance (any money placed in the bank was almost certain to be lost), it is still a mystifyingly irrational act on the part of such a successful businessman.
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Uccello's six-part predella tells the story of a Christian woman who is duped by a Jewish usurer into stealing the Eucharist in exchange for cash.
The usurer wants more than he can decently use, and to get it, he 'stoppeth' other people's use of things.
2 Verse 276 "If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her characteristic harshly sarcastic style, lost no time in publicly declaring him a usurer, a blood-sucking mon-eylender.
Though usury was "a trade brought in by the Jews, now perfectly practiced almost by every Christian and so commonly that he is accounted but for a fool that doth lend his money for nothing," (7) the irrational equivalence of moneylender and Jew was indestructible: as Danson explains, "since in theory the business of making barren metal breed more metal was inimical to the right-minded Christian, then ipso facto the usurer must, despite the attest of eyes and ears, be Jewish," (8) literally and/or figuratively.
According to Krstevska, Gruevski is not mad at the world investors that buy the second Macedonian bond with high interest rate of 10 percent but our banks described them as usurer.