usance


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Usance \Us"ance\, n. [F. See Use, v. t.]
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   1. Use; usage; employment. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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   2. Custom; practice; usage. [Obs.] --Gower. Chaucer.
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   3. Interest paid for money; usury. [Obs.] --Shak.
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   4. (Com.) The time, fixed variously by the usage between
      different countries, when a bill of exchange is payable;
      as, a bill drawn on London at one usance, or at double
      usance.
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