usury (n.) Old form(s): Vsuries
way of dealing with money, financial practice
Cym III.iii.45[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] Did you but know the city's usuries
MM III.ii.5[Pompey to Elbow] of two usuries, the merriest was put down, and the worser allowed ... a furred gown to keep him warm [i.e. prostitution and money-lending]
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2020 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL