lombard-house

Lombard-house

Lom"bard-house\, Lombar-house \Lom"bar-house`\, [F. or D. lombard. See Lombard, n.]

1. A bank or a pawnbroker's shop.

2. A public institution for lending money to the poor at a moderate interest, upon articles deposited and pledged; -- called also mont de pi['e]t['e].
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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