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General Crossword Questions for “usurious”

  • Relating to money-lending at very high rates
  • A description of exceptional interest
  • Taking a great deal of interest?
  • Extortionate


  • It is a federal offense to use violence or threats to collect usurious interest (or any other sort) Each U.S. state has its own statute which dictates how much interest can be charged before it is considered usurious or unlawful. — “Usury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • An illegal loan shark who goes above legally permitted maximum interest rates is called Around 14 million people, or 10% of the Japanese population, have. — “Sarakin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • In Dante's Comedy, Dante says that he saw Vitaliano in the inner ring of the Seventh Circle of Hell, where the violent are eternally punished. Vitaliano is the only usurious sinner to be named. However, around the necks of the other usurious sinners are found purses emblazoned with their. — “Vitaliano di Iacopo Vitaliani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • To maintain these retainers, and to support the extravagance and magnificence which their pride induced them to affect, the nobility borrowed sums of money from the Jews at the most usurious interest, which gnawed into their estates like consuming cankers, scarce to be cured unless when circumstances gave them an opportunity of getting free, by exercising upon their creditors some act of unprincipled violence. — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
  • As to her money, she first secreted it in odd corners, wrapped in a rag or an old curl-paper; but some of these hoards having been discovered by the housemaid, Eliza, fearful of one day losing her valued treasure, consented to intrust it to her mother, at a usurious rate of interest–fifty or sixty per cent.; which interest she exacted every quarter, keeping her accounts in a little book with anxious accuracy. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

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