Definition of moneylending in US English:


(also money-lending)

noun & adjective

  • See moneylender

    • ‘Police arrested four men Wednesday on suspicion of running an unauthorized moneylending ring that has charged interest rates 16,000 times the legal limit.’
    • ‘They are exploited either by their ‘employer’ or the moneylending elite.’
    • ‘In effect, we are slowly surrendering our sovereignty in exchange for moneylending.’
    • ‘Women's moneylending varies seasonally in tandem with agrarian financial cycles.’
    • ‘Any lender offering loans above 23 per cent APR must apply to the regulatory authority for a moneylending licence.’