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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

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]
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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.
He said desperation at one time had forced him to pledge not only his passport but also those of his wife and daughter to money-lenders. "The interest on the loans I had taken only grew by the day and I had no way of repaying them as I was jobless and did not have a visa for 10 years.
Richard Copsey, defending, said Chambers, who had run up pounds 80,000 credit before turning to the money-lenders, had been too ashamed to even tell her family of her downfall.
Brian "The judge said it was 'deliberate, blatant, systematic and sustained intimidation'." Mr Twigg added: "In the current climate, more has to be done to protect vulnerable people from evil money-lenders."
They have been in bed with the big time money-lenders in the banks for years.
He also confirmed a number of arson attacks and bombings that took place were often related to money-lenders.
The source-wise amount and percentage of loans taken by the households falling on different holding groups have been presented in Table-3 which clearly indicates that the main sources of borrowings are: banks, co-operative societies, Government schemes under the Poverty Alleviation Programmes, village money-lenders, friends and relatives.
Out of fear of being chased by money lenders, a number of Indian workers continued to stay illegally in the UAE.Aa One illegal worker who is based in Sharjah, recently told 7DAYS: "I owe more than dhs10,000 to the money-lenders. If I go back home, I won't have any option except ending my life."
Whole communities suffer because of the heavy-handed tactics of money-lenders who make irresponsible loans at unfair rates of interest.
Otherwise, they had to turn to local money-lenders who charged high interest rates.
And they have more than 30 other illegal money-lenders all over Scotland in their sights in the run-up to Christmas.
The trouble is, the monetary system is daft, and the world has become a money-lenders paradise.