Pawn broker

pawnbroker

[pawn-broh-ker]
noun
a person whose business is lending money at interest on personal, movable property deposited with the lender until redeemed.

Origin:
1680–90; pawn1 + broker

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pawnbroker (ˈpɔːnˌbrəʊkə)
 
n
a dealer licensed to lend money at a specified rate of interest on the security of movable personal property, which can be sold if the loan is not repaid within a specified period
 
'pawnbroking
 
n

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