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usurious

adj. referring to the interest on a debt which exceeds the maximum interest rate allowed by law. (See: usury)

usurious

adjective criminal interest, excessive, extortionate, illegal, immoderate, improper rate of interest, inordinate, unconscionable, undue, unreasonable
See also: mercenary
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19) In this manner, a national bank is not subject to any state action or remedy for the making of a usurious loan.
Prohibition on agreeing to usurious interest in any type of civil or commercial transaction under Article 409 of the Penal Law and Article 714 of the Civil Transactions Law is limited to transactions between individuals without extending to transactions between individuals and corporate entities which can agree with other corporate entities or individuals on conventional interest.
I guess the modern credit union new lending strictures now suggest some computer model to determine if they can make enough usurious loans to cover the losses on the mistakes of the A member loans and forget helping a member in need.
Leavenworth; Usurious LLC, Lance Nelson and Kristina Nelson applied for a domestic winery for Usurious Wines.
Kissing can also make you a free guest of a foreign government at a time when hotels from Singapore to Bali are charging a usurious US$ 500 a night.
In this new home the widows and orphans and aliens would be delivered from indentured servitude and would be protected from usurious lenders and greedy merchants who might try to steal their lands or annex their households.
Macedonian citizens repeatedly say that here in Macedonia the banks and leasing companies offer us usurious interest rates.
1) The Old Testament commands that "[t]hou shall not lend upon usury to thy brother" (2) or "take usurious interest from him.
The book of Nehemiah records strong condemnation of those who exact usurious interest (Nehemiah 5:10).
A cell phone is a telemarketer's dream: Whether you're relaxing on vacation in Hawaii or waiting nervously with a sick child in the emergency room, your cell phone makes you instantly available to hear a marketing pitch for herbal remedies or usurious credit cards.
An interest rate of 42 percent on a loan in the United States would be considered either very lucrative or very usurious, depending on your viewpoint.
That Milton lived off money-lending--"a usurious Citt, brought up in a usurer's household and himself a usurer" (72)--suggests the complexity of Milton's position, as seen from biography.