usurious contract

usurious contract
n. A contract that imposes an illegally high interest rate on the repayment of a debt.
See also usury, loan-sharking.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Usurious — U*su ri*ous (?; 277), a. [From {Usury}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Practicing usury; taking illegal or exorbitant interest for the use of money; as, a usurious person. [1913 Webster] 2. Partaking of usury; containing or involving usury; as, a usurious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • usurious — /yuwzhuriyas/ Pertaining to usury; partaking of the nature of usury; involving usury; tainted with usury; as, a usurious contract. See usury @ usurious contract A contract where interest to be paid exceeds the rate established by statute.… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Usuriously — Usurious U*su ri*ous (?; 277), a. [From {Usury}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Practicing usury; taking illegal or exorbitant interest for the use of money; as, a usurious person. [1913 Webster] 2. Partaking of usury; containing or involving usury; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Usuriousness — Usurious U*su ri*ous (?; 277), a. [From {Usury}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Practicing usury; taking illegal or exorbitant interest for the use of money; as, a usurious person. [1913 Webster] 2. Partaking of usury; containing or involving usury; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Usury — (] In the 13th century Cardinal Hostiensis enumerated thirteen situations in which charging interest was not immoral. [cite journal | last = Roover | first = Raymond | title = The Scholastics, Usury, and Foreign Exchang | journal = Business… …   Wikipedia

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