- the business of a pawnbroker.
Also pawn·bro·ker·age [pawn-broh-ker-ij] /ˈpɔnˌbroʊ kər ɪdʒ/, pawn·bro·ker·y [pawn-broh-ker-ee] /ˈpɔnˌbroʊ kər i/.
Origin of pawnbroking
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Examples from the Web for pawnbroking
They will go on with their pettifogging and their pawnbroking, and that is enough reward for them.The Inhabitants of the Philippines
Frederic H. Sawyer
Pawnbroking was an important part of a booksellers business.Old English Libraries
Later, the Hpital-Gnral was authorized to open the first mont-de-pit, or pawnbroking establishment, in France.Paris
No details were given, but the police were asked to look out for the watch and chain in pawnbroking establishments and elsewhere.The Mystery at Putnam Hall
Arthur M. Winfield
Pawnbroking and money-lending on the part of Jews are hedged about by a series of oppressive regulations.