a public pawnbroking establishment that lends money on reasonable terms, especially to people with low incomes.
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How to use mont-de-piété in a sentence
Juste lent Marcas two hundred francs in gold, the product of two watches bought on credit, and pawned at the Mont-de-Piete.Z. Marcas | Honore de Balzac
He would smooth the way for the good mother, leaving some of her jewels at the Mont-de-Piete.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Ruth's connexion with the mont-de-piete had come about almost automatically.
And at the mont-de-piete there occurred a surprising incident.
You would say, "What does this young man, so well-dressed, in a mont-de-piete?"
British Dictionary definitions for mont-de-piété
(formerly) a public pawnshop
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