- a public pawnbroking establishment that lends money on reasonable terms, especially to the poor.
Examples from the Web for mont-de-piete
Historical Examples of mont-de-piete
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?"
Do not fly to the Mont-de-Piete; it is the ruin of the borrower.Cousin Betty
Honore de Balzac
You may have noticed that the manager of the mont-de-piete here isn't strong on conventional good looks.
- (formerly) a public pawnshop