Loan office
Loan Loan, n. [OE. lone, lane, AS. l[=a]n, l[ae]n, fr. le['o]n to lend; akin to D. leen loan, fief, G. lehen fief, Icel. l[=a]n, G. leihen to lend, OHG. l[=i]han, Icel. lj[=i], Goth. leihwan, L. linquere to leave, Gr. lei`pein, Skr. ric. [root]119. Cf. {Delinquent}, {Eclipse}, {Eleven}, {Ellipse}, {Lend}, {License}, {Relic}.] 1. The act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the loan of a book, money, services. [1913 Webster]

2. That which one lends or borrows, especially a sum of money lent at interest; as, he repaid the loan. [1913 Webster]

{Loan office}. (a) An office at which loans are negotiated, or at which the accounts of loans are kept, and the interest paid to the lender. (b) A pawnbroker's shop. [1913 Webster]


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