Sentence Examples

  • The acts were directed to restrain the lending of money at usurious rates.
  • In the later middle ages, especially in Germany, it acquired the sense of usurious or oppressive dealing with money and capital.
  • They held usury up to detestation, and practically made no distinction between interest on equitable moderate terms and what we now term usurious exactions.
  • In order to cover this recourse was had as usual, not to remedies, but to palliatives worse than the evil: heavy usurious loans, debasement of the coinage, creation of stocks that were perpetually being converted, and ridiculous charges which the bourgeois, sickened with officialdom, would endure no longer.

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