WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fen•er•a•tion  (fen′ə rāshən),USA pronunciation n. [Law.]
  1. Lawthe lending of money on interest.
  • Latin faenerātiōn- (stem of faenerātiō), equivalent. to faenerāt(us) (past participle of faenerārī to lend on interest) + -iōn- -ion
  • 1590–1600

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