from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A cooperative organization that makes loans to its members at low interest rates.
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- noun A
financial cooperativesimilar to a bankbut owned and controlled by its members, often restrictedto a local area or sometimes to a single profession.
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- noun a cooperative depository financial institution whose members can obtain loans from their combined savings
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