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 the poor.

Nearby words

  1. monstrously,
  2. mont blanc,
  3. mont cenis,
  4. mont cervin,
  5. mont-de-marsan,
  6. mont-royal,
  7. mont-saint-michel,
  8. mont.,
  9. montadale,
  10. montage

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British Dictionary definitions for mont-de-piete

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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