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ceiling

noun acme, altitude, apex, apogee, climax, extreme, extremity, farthest point, height, highest degree, highest point, limit, maximum, optimum, peak, pinnacle, record, roof, summit, tectum, top, ultimate, utmost, uttost extent, utmost height, uttermost, vertex, zenith
Associated concepts: maximum income ceiling, maximum rent ceiling
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They suggest that the Fed's refusal to lift usury ceilings may have been "an attempt to approximate an ex ante efficient contract.
One of its purposes was to phase out ceilings on interest payable on deposits by 1986; it also preempted state usury ceilings unless a state opted to reinstitute them.
Home buyers, especially in states that imposed usury ceilings on loans, found it increasingly difficult to secure mortgages.
Loan terms--such as fee limitations, interest usury ceilings, permissible accrual methods, late fee and grace period provisions, and prepayment penalty restrictions--are not only addressed, but treated appropriately based on how parties are licensed or chartered, as well as according to the transaction type.