mont-de-piété

noun

mont-de-pié·​té
mōⁿd(ə)pyātā
plural monts-de-piété
"
: a public pawnbroker's office for lending money at reasonable rates

Word History

Etymology

French, from Italian monte di pietà, literally, bank of pity

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“Mont-de-piété.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mont-de-pi%C3%A9t%C3%A9. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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