usure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French usure

Verb[edit]

usure (third-person singular simple present usures, present participle usuring, simple past and past participle usured)

  1. (intransitive) To commit usury.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for usure in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ūsūra.

Noun[edit]

usure f (usually uncountable, plural usures)

  1. (finance) usury
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Etymology 2[edit]

user +‎ -ure

Noun[edit]

usure f (uncountable)

  1. wear and tear, wear
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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

usure f

  1. plural of usura

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ūsūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of ūsūrus

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French usure, from Latin ūsūra.

Noun[edit]

usure (plural usures)

  1. To lend money in order to make interest; usury.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, "Prioress's Tale"
      foul vsure and lucre of vileynye Hateful to Crist.
  2. Interest on a loan.
  3. A loan.

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