U"su*rer (?), n. [F. usurier, LL. usurarius. See Usury, and cf. Usurarious.]
One who lends money and takes interest for it; a money lender.
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Ex. xxii. 25.
One who lends money at a rate of interest beyond that established by law; one who exacts an exorbitant rate of interest for the use of money.
He was wont to call me usurer.
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