mont de piete


noun, plural monts-de-piété [mawnduh-pyey-tey] . French.
a public pawnbroking establishment that lends money on reasonable terms, especially to the poor. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
mont-de-piété (mɔ̃dpjete)
n , pl monts-de-piété
(formerly) a public pawnshop
[from Italian monte di pietà bank of pity]

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