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Meaning of USANCE

Pronunciation:  'yoozuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  accepted or habitual practice
  2. [n]  (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
  3. [n]  (commerce) the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)

USANCE is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: consumption, custom, economic consumption, usage, use, use of goods and services
 See Also: Americanism, Anglicism, Britishism, conspicuous consumption, consuetude, couvade, demand, Germanism, habit, pattern, period, period of time, practice, rite, ritual, time period, use, wont



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Us"ance\, n. [F. See {Use}, v. t.]
1. Use; usage; employment. [Obs.] --Spenser.

2. Custom; practice; usage. [Obs.] --Gower. Chaucer.

3. Interest paid for money; usury. [Obs.] --Shak.

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