Definition of moneylender in English:

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moneylender

Pronunciation: /ˈmənēˌlendər/

noun

A person whose business is lending money to others who pay interest.
Example sentences
  • Here we have masses of lower income people transferring their meager wealth via outrageous interest rates to unscrupulous moneylenders.
  • It does not state on its website that it is a registered moneylender, or that its interest rate is 37.1 per cent APR.
  • Most of the people we were lending to had, at one time or another, been indebted to illegal moneylenders, who charge interest rates of 300 percent per annum.

Derivatives

moneylending

Pronunciation: /-ˌlendiNG/
(or money-lending) noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Any lender offering loans above 23 per cent APR must apply to the regulatory authority for a moneylending licence.
  • In effect, we are slowly surrendering our sovereignty in exchange for moneylending.
  • Women's moneylending varies seasonally in tandem with agrarian financial cycles.

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Syllabification: mon·ey·lend·er

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