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Meaning of "usance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD USANCE

From Old French, from Medieval Latin ūsantia, from ūsāre to use.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF USANCE

usance  [ˈjuːzəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF USANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Usance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES USANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Usance

Usance refers to the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs. In manufacturing, "usance" means "inputs." It is used in "usance bills." This terminology is used in banks in India, when dealing with forex. In medieval banking, "usance" denoted the period of time, set by custom, before a bill of exchange could be redeemed at its destination. In today's Financial World, the term usance denotes the period of time between the date of the bill and the payment of the bill, which is allowed by law. Usance differs from country to country. Some countries may have a usance period of as little as 2 weeks, while some others may have a usance period of up to 2 months. Usance usually applies to items or goods purchased on credit. Usance may also mean the interest that will be charged on the person who has borrowed some amount of money. Thus, usance here means the profits earned from the lending of principal.

Definition of usance in the English dictionary

The definition of usance in the dictionary is the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the redemption of foreign bills of exchange. Other definition of usance is unearned income.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH USANCE


brisance
ˈbriːzəns
cognisance
ˈkɒɡnɪzəns
cognizance
ˈkɒɡnɪzəns
complaisance
kəmˈpleɪzəns
counterfeisance
ˈkaʊntəˌfiːzəns
counterfesaunce
ˈkaʊntəˌfiːzəns
defeasance
dɪˈfiːzəns
feasance
ˈfiːzəns
malfeasance
mælˈfiːzəns
misfeasance
mɪsˈfiːzəns
multipresence
ˌmʌltɪˈprɛzəns
nonfeasance
ˌnɒnˈfiːzəns
omnipresence
ˈɒmnɪˈprɛzəns
pleasance
ˈplɛzəns
Pleasence
ˈplɛzəns
presence
ˈprɛzəns
recognizance
rɪˈkɒɡnɪzəns
recusance
ˈrɛkjʊˌzəns
suffisance
ˈsʌfɪzəns
telepresence
ˈtɛlɪˌprɛzəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE USANCE

us
USA
usability
usable
usableness
usably
USAF
usage
usager
USB
USB drive
USB key
USB port
USCG
USDA
USDAW
USDI
use
use up
use-by date

WORDS THAT END LIKE USANCE

advance
chevisance
conversance
displeasance
Early Renaissance
High Renaissance
impuissance
incognisance
menaissance
nuisance
obeisance
photoreconnaissance
public nuisance
puissance
recognisance
reconnaissance
reconnoissance
renaissance
the Early Renaissance
the High Renaissance
the Renaissance

Synonyms and antonyms of usance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «usance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF USANCE

Find out the translation of usance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of usance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «usance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

远期
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

usance
570 millions of speakers

English

usance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुद्दत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

usance
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

внешнеторговый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

usance
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যবহারের ধরন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

usance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Usance
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

usance
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ユーザンス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Usance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỳ hạn xa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वापर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

usance
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

usance
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

usance
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зовнішньоторговельний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uzanță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τόκος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

usance
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

usance
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

usance
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of usance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «USANCE»

The term «usance» is regularly used and occupies the 97.520 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «USANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «usance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «usance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about usance

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «USANCE»

Discover the use of usance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to usance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Economist and General Adviser
Instead of any express limitation by months or days, bills are sometimes drawn payable at usance ; that is, the usage between those places and this country. Usance is the time of one, two, or three months after the date of the bill, according to ...
‎1825
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Fiery Dragons: Banks, Moneylenders and Microfinance in Burma
Usance Hundis Usance or 'discount' hundis differed from demand hundis in that, in addition to performing a remittance function, they provided credit too. This credit was arrived at in a remarkably straightforward way – a function simply of ...
Sean Turnell, 2009
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The Cyclopædia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, ...
At St. Gall, in Switzerland, usance is fifteen days ; double usance, thirty days; half usance, eight days; the day of presentation being reckoned the first. Three days grace 'are allowed on bills drawn at usance, but two only on bills payable at a ...
Abraham Rees, 1819
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The Decline of Inland Bills of Exchange in the London Money ...
Still, if cable transfers came to be used for remittances of money proceeds of the sale of British exports to the United States, the usance of inland bills drawn for the finance of such exports would be halved. As has been mentioned, in the middle ...
Shizuya Nishimura, 1971
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Essays in the Economic History of the Atlantic World
The time to be allowed to pass was a combination of the usance mentioned above and a small, additional period of grace. Thus even “at sight” bills were not in fact paid the very day presented. The usance or sight stipulated in the bill was an ...
John McCusker, 2005
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The Complete English Tradesman
states-general's dominions, and also in the provinces now called the Austrian Netherlands, is one month; and two usance is two months; reckoning not from the acceptance of the bill, but from the date of it. Usance between London and ...
Daniel Defoe, 1841
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Economic Principles
CHAPTER 13 THE CONCEPT OF USANCE-VALUE § 1. Usance and usufruct: definitions § 2. Usance-value of agents yielding products of like grade. § 3. Usance-value of agents yielding products of different grades. § 4. Effect of the presence ...
Frank Albert Fetter, 1928
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A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory ...
Before bills of exchange came to be of such varied and extensive use as in the present day, it was customary to make all the bills from one place to another payable after the same interval of time, which was called the usance (usage) Usance, ...
William Glen, 1824
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The General shop book: or, The tradesman's universal ...
r Usance, Uso, in commerce, is a determinate time for the payment of bills of exchange, reckoned either from the day of the bills being accepted, or from the day of their date.; and thus called, because regulated by the usage and custom ' of the ...
‎1753
10
Law lexicon, or, Dictionary of jurisprudence: explaining the ...
Tay, C. L. 191. See A. URBAN SERVITUDES, tenures in cities. URE, custom, practice, habit. USAGE, practice long continued. USANCE (Fr.), the time which it is the usage of the countries, between which bills are drawn, to appoint for payment ...
John Jane Smith Wharton, Edward Hopper, 1860

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «USANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term usance is used in the context of the following news items.
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The risk and treatment of revolving trade in China
In practice, usance drafts or letters of credit2 are frequently used in upstream contracts. Upstream companies may discount the drafts or letters of credit ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Apr 15»
2
Sacombank gia tăng tiện ích dành cho doanh nghiệp
UPAS (Usance LC payable at sight) là phương thức thanh toán tín dụng chứng từ trả chậm nhưng nhà xuất khẩu ở nước ngoài nhận được tiền thanh toán ngay ... «VnEconomy, Mar 15»
3
2018, Pulp Dan Kertas Bisa Datangkan Investasi US$20 Miliar
Wakil Ketua Asosiasi Pulp dan Kertas Indonesia (APKI) Rusli Tan mengatakan usance letter of credit (L/C) dengan tenor 360 hari bisa memancing minat ... «Bisnis Indonesia, Dec 14»
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CRISIL ratings for Indian debt instruments-Dec 15
... Ltd BG CRISIL A4 20 Suspended Trina Quebec Gears Ltd BG CRISIL A4+ 2 Reaffirmed Trina Quebec Gears Ltd Foreign Usance CRISIL A4+ 12.5 Reaffirmed ... «Reuters, Dec 14»
5
CRISIL ratings for Indian debt instruments-Nov 6
... Pvt Ltd Export Packing CRISIL A4+ 180 Reaffirmed Credit Four Star International BG CRISIL A4+ 5 Reaffirmed Four Star International Foreign Usance CRISIL ... «Reuters, Nov 14»
6
ICRA ratings for Indian debt instruments-Oct 31
... 120 Reaffirmed (Sub limit of PCFC) - Fund Based Exilant Technologies Pvt Ltd Foreign Usance Bill A2+ 120 Reaffirmed Discounted (Sub limit of PCFC) - Fund ... «Reuters, Oct 14»
7
CRISIL ratings for Indian debt instruments-Oct 17
... Overdraft Fac CRISIL A4+ 5.7 Assigned Brocade India Polytex Ltd LOC CRISIL A4 5 Reaffirmed Chamong Tee Exports Pvt Ltd Foreign Usance CRISIL A3 300 ... «Reuters, Oct 14»
8
Equestrian - Epaillard wins HOYS Leading Show Jumper of the Year …
Jay Halim, who reached the final round of the Tagg Puissance, was second on Abrisco, while Slater and Art D'Usance also took third. On Friday, John Whitaker ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Oct 14»
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PICTURE GALLERY: Looking back at the Pembrokeshire County …
Valero Pembrokeshire Masters (1.45m open): Art D Usance, owner Mark Haines, rider Emma Slater; Bliss of London National 1.30m Qualifier: Devils Kiss, ... «Western Telegraph, Sep 14»
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CRISIL ratings for Indian debt instruments-Sep 16
... with working capital demand loan / Sight Letter of Credit / Usance Letter of Credit Pratibha CRFG JV CC# CRISIL BBB (SO)560 Suspended #Includes sub-limit ... «Reuters, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Usance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/usance>. Aug 2021 ».
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