Definition of usance


  • the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange).
  • (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily". Synonyms: consumption, economic consumption, use, use of goods and services.
  • accepted or habitual practice. Synonyms: custom, usage.

Related words

consuetude, couvade, habit, hijab, rite, ritual, use.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • usance is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
  • usance is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
  • usance is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 11 points
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