Definition of moneylending in English:


(also money-lending)

Pronunciation /-ˌlendiNG/

noun & adjective

See moneylender

‘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.’
  • ‘They are exploited either by their ‘employer’ or the moneylending elite.’
  • ‘Police arrested four men Wednesday on suspicion of running an unauthorized moneylending ring that has charged interest rates 16,000 times the legal limit.’