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bank

 [bank]
a stored supply of human material or tissues for future use by other individuals, such as a blood bank, bone bank, eye bank, or skin bank.

bank

(bank),
Any facility for storage of viable preserved tissue, blood, or medical supplies for future study or use.
[Fr. banque, fr. It. banca, bench, teller's counter, fr. Germanic]

bank

(bangk) a stored supply of human material or tissues for future use by other individuals, such as a blood b., bone b., eye b., human-milk b., or skin b.

bank

A central repository for something of value, for future withdrawal or retrieval.

bank

A central repository of something of value, for future withdrawal or retrieval. See Blood bank, Brain bank, National Practitioner Data Bank, Organ Bank, Sperm bank, Tissue bank.

bank

(bangk)
Any facility for storage of viable preserved tissue, blood, or medical supplies for future study or use.
[Fr. banque, fr. It. banca, bench, teller's counter, fr. Germanic]

bank

a stored supply of animal material or tissues for future use by other individuals, as blood bank, serum bank, bone bank, skin bank, eye bank, etc. See also database.
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The Jewish money-lenders were not expected to play a big role in the general economy but to palliate the situation of the poor.
Was the new policy (of 1437) by which Jewish money-lenders were invited to enter Florence due to the influence of the pope or of the Medici?
Riba has cautioned that interest caused reduction in money whereas charities naturally increased its bulk and also that interest- seeking money-lenders were in fact indulged in a direct war against Allah Almighty.
Generally the loans taken from the money-lenders have been used by the debtors mainly for unproductive purposes such as for the treatment of illness, consumption purposes, celebrations of birth, death and marriage ceremonies and partly for productive purposes such as purchase of cattle, training and education of children.
In this ocean of debt, individuals, businesses and governments tend to be hard up and unable to pay for all the goods and services that are needed - hence unemployment, and much needed real wealth is not created; but money-lenders always do all right.
Mr Twigg added: "In the current climate more has to be done to protect vulnerable people from evil money-lenders.
Worse still, they will have to go to unlicensed money-lenders to get it.
And they have more than 30 other illegal money-lenders all over Scotland in their sights in the run-up to Christmas.
And their parents could be driven into the hands of money-lenders by the natural desire to fill their stockings.
These residents will be forced deeper into the clutches of loan sharks and `legal' money-lenders who charge extortionate rates.
FALLING into the clutches of vicious money-lenders is trouble enough.