a person who lends money at interest, now specif., at a rate of interest that is excessive or unlawfully high
Origin of usurerMiddle English ; from Middle French usurier ; from Medieval Latin usurarius, usurer ; from Classical Latin usura: see usury
One who lends money at interest, especially at an exorbitant or unlawfully high rate.
Origin of usurerMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin &umacron;s&umacron;rarius, moneylender, from Latin, interest-bearing, from &umacron;s&umacron;ra, usury; see usury.
from Old French usurier, Latin Å«sÅ«ra (“interest").