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 ūsūrārius moneylender from Latin interest-bearing from ūsūra usury ; see usury .
from Old French usurier, Latin Å«sÅ«ra (“interest").