Definition of Moneylender

1. Noun. Someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest.

Exact synonyms: Loan Shark, Shylock, Usurer
Generic synonyms: Lender, Loaner, Shark



Definition of Moneylender

1. Noun. A person who lends money and charges interest, especially one who is not part of the official financial industry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moneylender

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moneylender

money trees
moneyage
moneybag
moneybags
moneychanger
moneychangers
moneychanging
moneyed
moneyer
moneyers
moneygrubber
moneygrubbers
moneygrubbing
moneygrubbings
moneylender (current term)
moneylenders
moneylending
moneyless
moneymaker
moneymakers
moneymaking
moneymaking(a)
moneymakings
moneyman
moneymen
moneyness
moneynesses
moneyocracy
moneys

Literary usage of Moneylender

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1. The London Money Market: A Practical Guide to what it Is, where it Is, and by William Frederick Spalding (1922)
"... STREET AND THE GOLDSMITHS—THE TRANSITION OF THE GOLDSMITH FROM moneylender TO BANKER THE strangers of divers nations mentioned on a previous page were, ..."

2. God, His Prophets and His Children by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (1978)
""When he brought the money, the moneylender said, 'I sent the dog back with ... "The moneylender told him, 'I was about to kill myself after sending the dog ..."

3. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1900)
"In August, 1898, the defendant, being desirous of obtaining a loan, answered a moneylender's advertisement which was in the name of Addison. ..."

4. The Economic Life of a Bengal District: A Study by James Charles Jack (1916)
"added to the principal every year and sometimes every L half-year, when it is usual for the moneylender to take a fresh bond for the increased amount. ..."

5. Journal of Comparative Legislation and International Law by Society of Comparative Legislation, London (1907)
"820 of 1903 empowers the Court in proceedings taken by a moneylender to give relief if satisfied that the interest charged in respect of the sum actually ..."

6. Encyclopædia of the Laws of England with Forms and Precedents by the Most by Alexander Wood Renton, Maxwell Anderson Robertson, Frederick Pollock, William Bowstead (1908)
"Every moneylender is required to furnish a borrower, on tender of a reasonable sum for ... A moneylender is prohibited from dealing unless registered, ..."

7. The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry (1914)
"For myself I have always thought that the moneylender, if he be a real moneylender ... For if you get an actual sovereign from a moneylender you have at all ..."

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