Lombard-house
Lombard-house Lom"bard-house, Lombar-house Lom"bar-house`, [F. or D. lombard. See {Lombard}, n.] 1. A bank or a pawnbroker's shop. [1913 Webster]

2. A public institution for lending money to the poor at a moderate interest, upon articles deposited and pledged; -- called also {mont de pi['e]t['e]}. [1913 Webster]


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