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Noun usance has 3 senses
  1. usance - the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)
    --1 is a kind of
    time period, period of time, period
  2. consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
    --2 is a kind of demand
    --2 has particulars: conspicuous consumption
  3. custom, usage, usance - accepted or habitual practice
    --3 is a kind of practice, pattern; survival
    --3 has particulars:
     Americanism; Anglicism, Britishism; consuetude; couvade; Germanism; habit, use, wont; hijab; ritual, rite
    Derived form: verb use5
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