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loannoun accommodation, advance, advancement, aid, allotment, assistance, backing, commodare, credit, dole, entrustment, extension of credit, financing, funding, grant, imprest, moneys borrowed, mutuum, pledge, res commodata, stake, stipend, subsidy, sum entrusted, sum of money borrowed, sum of money lent, temporary accommodation, time payment, trust
Associated concepts: bond, building loan, construction loan, continuing loan, discount, excessive loan, forbearance, graauitous loan, loan association, loan broker, loan value of a policy, mortgage, secured loan, simple loan, stock loan, temporary loan, unpaid loan, usurious loan, usury laws
Foreign phrases: Creditorum appellatione non hi tantum accipiuntur qui pecuniam crediderunt, sed omnes quibus ex qualibet causa debetur.Under the head of “creditors” are included, not only those who have lent money, but all to whom from any cause a debt is owing.
loanverb accommodate, advance, allow, extend credit, furnish funds, give, lend, permit to borrow, supply funds
See also: capitalize, credit, finance, fund, invest, investment, lease, lend, let
loana transaction whereby property is lent or given to another on condition of return or, where the loan is of money, repayment. During the period of the loan the borrower is entitled to use the thing loaned for the purpose agreed between the parties. In a loan of money, the money lent becomes the property of the borrower during the period of the loan against an undertaking to return a sum of equivalent amount either on demand or on a specified date or in accordance with an agreed schedule of repayments.
LOAN, contracts. The act by which a person lets another have a thing to be
used by him gratuitously, and which is to be returned, either in specie or
in kind, agreeably to the terms of the contract. The thing which is thus
transferred is also called a loan. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1077.
2. A loan in general implies that a thing is lent without reward; but, in some cases, a loan may be for a reward; as, the loan of money. 7 Pet. R. 109.
3. In order to make a contract usurious, there must be a loan; Cowp. 112, 770; 1 Ves. jr. 527; 2 Bl. R. 859; 3 Wils. 390 and the borrower must be bound to return the money at all events. 2 Scho. & Lef. 470. The purchase of a bond or note is not a loan ; 3 Scho. & Lef. 469; 9 Pet. R 103; but if such a purchase be merely colorable, it will be considered as a loan. 2 John. Cas. 60; Id. 66; 12 S. & R. 46; 15 John. R. 44.