Us"ance (?), n. [F. See Use, v. t.]

1.

Use; usage; employment.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

2.

Custom; practice; usage.

[Obs.]

Gower. Chaucer.

3.

Interest paid for money; usury.

[Obs.]

Shak.

4. Com.

The time, fixed variously by the usage between different countries, when a bill of exchange is payable; as, a bill drawn on London at one usance, or at double usance.

 

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