- an office for making loans or receiving payments on loans.
- a public office for receiving subscriptions to a government loan.
- a pawnbroker's shop.
Origin of loan office
First recorded in 1710–20
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Examples from the Web for loan office
The incident, it appears, was considered closed with the defeat of the loan-office bill.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)
Albert J. Beveridge
I have had loan-office bills, drawn on the commissioners of the United States, presented to me.
The second term means monies put into the loan-office of the United States.
She brought me word they had no such sum to spare; I said they might mortgage their house in the loan-office.Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
They hoped, by putting their money in the loan-office, though in a depreciated state, to receive hard money for it by and by.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)
Thomas Hart Benton