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mont-de-piété

[mawnduh-pyey-tey] /mɔ̃də pyeɪˈteɪ/
noun, plural monts-de-piété
[mawnduh-pyey-tey] /mɔ̃də pyeɪˈteɪ/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a public pawnbroking establishment that lends money on reasonable terms, especially to the poor.
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mont-de-piété

/mɔ̃dpjete/
noun (pl) monts-de-piété (mɔ̃dpjete)
1.
(formerly) a public pawnshop
Word Origin
from Italian monte di pietà bank of pity
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