KJV Dictionary Definition: usurious
USU'RIOUS, a. s as z.
1. Practicing usury; taking exorbitant interest for the use of money; as a usurious person.
2. Partaking of usury; containing usury; as a usurious contract, which by statute is void.
USU'RIOUSLY, adv. In a usurious manner.
USU'RIOUSNESS, n. The state or quality of being usurious.
U'SURY, n. s as z. L. usura, from utor, to use.
1. Formerly, interest; or a premium paid or stipulated to be paid for the use of money.
Usury formerly denoted any legal interest, but in this sense, the word is no longer in use.
2. In present usage, illegal interest; a premium or compensation paid or stipulated to be paid for the use of money borrowed or retained, beyond the rate of interest established by law.
3. The practice of taking interest. Obs.