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a money lender; a person or organization that lends money at an outrageous interest rate1889The Coming of the Friars'I loved the maid, and desired to be rich,' he tells us; but these Puritan people were horrified at his deliberately intending to live the life of a usurer, and they 'threatened great judgments, and danger of damnation hereafter.'1891The ScapegoatWhen the three old usurers had bought themselves out of the Kasbah, they put their heads together and said, 'Let us drive this fellow out of the Mellah, and so shall he be driven out of the town.'