usu·ri·ous /yu̇-'zhu̇r-ē-əs/ adj
1: practicing usury
2: involving usury
usurious interest
usu·ri·ous·ly adv
usu·ri·ous·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective criminal interest, excessive, exorbitant, extortionate, illegal, immoderate, improper rate of interest, inordinate, unconscionable, undue, unreasonable II index mercenary

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Exceeding the maximum interest rate on a debt that is allowed by law.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   referring to the interest on a debt which exceeds the maximum interest rate allowed by law.
   See also: usury

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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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 — c.1600, from USURY (Cf. usury) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Usuriously …   Etymology dictionary

  • usurious — [yo͞o zhoor′ē əs] adj. 1. practicing usury 2. of or constituting usury usuriously adv. usuriousness n …   English World dictionary

  • usurious — usuriously, adv. usuriousness, n. /yooh zhoor ee euhs/, adj. 1. practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money: a usurious moneylender. 2. constituting or characterized by usury: usurious rates of… …   Universalium

  • usurious — usury UK US /ˈjuːzjʊri/ US  / ʒɚI/ noun [U] FORMAL DISAPPROVING ► the lending of money at extremely high interest rates: »The payday loans, exempt from usury laws, carry an annual interest rate of 390%. usurer /ˈjuːzjʊrər/ US  / ʒɚə˞/ noun [C] ►… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • usurious — adjective Date: 1610 1. practicing usury 2. involving usury ; of the character of usury < usurious interest rates > • usuriously adverb • usuriousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • usurious — u|su|ri|ous [ju:ˈzjuəriəs US ju:ˈʒur ] adj formal a usurious price or rate of ↑interest 1(4) is unfairly high …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • usurious — u|su|ri|ous [ ju ʒuriəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL a usurious rate of interest is extremely high …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • usurious — adjective formal a usurious price or rate of interest 1 (4) is unfairly high …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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