TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The derogatory term "shylock'' would
be stripped from state laws under a bill that's going to Gov.
Shylock was the Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare's 16th century
play "Merchant of Venice,'' who sought a pound of flesh for an
unpaid loan. The term is often used to define someone who lends
money at exorbitant interest rates.
Florida statutes use the term as a synonym for loan shark and
"shylocking'' as a synonym for loan sharking.
The House voted 115-0 for the bill (SB 318) on Thursday. It
early passed the Senate on an unanimous vote.
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