Borrow Law and Legal Definition

Borrow means to receive something with the implied or expressed intention of returning the item or its equivalent. The borrower is the person to whom a loan is made by a lender. Borrowing money may be subject to state usury laws, which govern the maximum amount of interest that may be charged in certain loan transactions.

The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires that all terms in a consumer credit transactions be fully explained. It also encompasses all advertisements except for statements made by a salesperson or clerk trying to make a sale. If you need a personal loan and you use your home as collateral for a loan, you generally have the right to cancel the credit transaction within three business days. This is called your "right of rescission," and it is guaranteed by the Federal Truth in Lending Act.