Definition of Pawnbroker

1. Noun. A person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security.

Generic synonyms: Lender, Loaner, Pledgee



Definition of Pawnbroker

1. n. One who makes a business of lending money on the security of personal property pledged or deposited in his keeping.

Definition of Pawnbroker

1. Noun. A person who makes monetary loans at interest, taking personal property as security – which may be sold if not redeemed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pawnbroker

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pawnbroker

pawkiness
pawkinesses
pawks
pawky
pawl
pawled
pawless
pawling
pawls
pawn
pawn off
pawn ticket
pawnable
pawnage
pawnages
pawnbroker (current term)
pawnbroker's shop
pawnbrokers
pawnbroking
pawnbrokings
pawnce
pawnces
pawne
pawned
pawned off
pawnees
pawner
pawners
pawning
pawning off

Literary usage of Pawnbroker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1823)
"If it were, the sale would be entirely for the benefit of the pawnbroker ; but, by the 20th § of the act, it is provided, ..."

2. Heads of the People: Or, Portraits of the English by Joseph Kenny Meadows (1878)
"THERE would seem a kind of ignominy in the calling of a pawnbroker. He is the rejected of all men. Albeit he may be a thriving tradesman, ..."

3. The Penal code of California: Enacted in 1872; as Amended in 1889 by California, Robert Desty (1889)
"... pawnbroker, acting without a license, 338. pawnbroker, failing to keep register, ... uli pawnbroker, selling prior to time to redeem, 341. pawnbroker, ..."

4. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1902)
"Jacob Pullen, pawnbroker, at the Three Blue Bowls in Charles Street, ... A pawnbroker's. Three Blue Bowls. 1745. Great Hart Street, Covent Garden. ..."

5. Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities by Shearjashub Spooner (1865)
"LAND AND THE pawnbroker. Even when Morland had sunk to misery and recklessness, ... Dicky once carried a picture to the pawnbroker's, wet from the easel, ..."

6. The Revised Reports by Robert Campbell, Frederick Pollock, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1902)
"... a pawnbroker, by a female of the name of Hubbard, in the name (as the defendant understood it) of Mary Warne, and the duplicate was so made out. ..."

7. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1831)
"Trover lies against a pawnbroker for plate which the prisoner j"g g00«1" had taken from a man who, at the time, produced a receipt for the price ..."

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