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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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He even goes so far as to offer the requested loan at no interest--an extraordinary gesture for a usurer to make.
67-70), [After making these remarks, the usurer Alfius, on the verge of becoming a farmer called in all his money on the Ides, wanting to lend it out on the Kalends.
By extension, not only Agadhoe Abbey (23), but Bawn (whose first name refers to a fortified dwelling in Gaelic) must be sold off to the highest bidder in order to pay its debts to the ill-begotten usurer and keep its unsavory history quiet.
This punto vivo is awakened by the laughter of his wife and his administrator who cannot understand Moscarda's resentment at being called usurer by the townspeople.
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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 poor occupiers are driven to flee; their wives are left alone; their children are helpless and are driven to beg their bread through the unmerciful dealing of the covetous usurer.
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.
To strengthen the thought that the tyrannical empire will disintegrate by natural forces, Habakkuk uses the parable of the usurer who piles up what is not his: Right suddenly will your creditors (noshekhekha) arise and you will be despoiled by them (2:7).
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.