usance
Noun

usance

  1. The length of time permitted for the payment of a bill of exchange.
  2. Use.
  3. Customary or habitual usage.
  4. The interest paid on a borrowed sum, usury.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
      He lends out money gratis and brings down / The rate of usance here with us in Venice.
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