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faenĕrātor (less correctly fēn-, foen- ), ōris, m. faeneror, who lends on interest, a money-lender, capitalist; with an odious secondary idea, a usurer (class.): “improbantur ii quaestus, qui in odia hominum incurrunt, ut portitorum, ut faeneratorum,Cic. Off. 1, 42, 150; Cato, R. R. praef. § 1; Sall. C. 33, 1; Cic. Fam. 5, 6, 2; Hor. Epod. 2, 67; Suet. Tib. 48: “acerbissimi,Cic. Att. 6, 1, 6.
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