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mont-de-piété

[ mawnduh-pyey-tey ]
/ mɔ̃də pyeɪˈteɪ /
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noun, plural monts-de-pié·té [mawnduh-pyey-tey]. /mɔ̃də pyeɪˈteɪ/. French.
a public pawnbroking establishment that lends money on reasonable terms, especially to people with low incomes.
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Origin of mont-de-piété

First recorded in 1840–45; from French: literally “bank of pity,” from Italian monte di pietà
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British Dictionary definitions for mont-de-piété

mont-de-piété
/ French (mɔ̃dpjete) /

noun plural monts-de-piété (mɔ̃dpjete)
(formerly) a public pawnshop

Word Origin for mont-de-piété

from Italian monte di pietà bank of pity
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