mont-de-piété

noun
mont-de-pié·​té | \ mōⁿd(ə)pyātā \
plural monts-de-piété\ " \

Definition of mont-de-piété

: a public pawnbroker's office for lending money at reasonable rates

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History and Etymology for mont-de-piété

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 23 Sep. 2021.

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