Definition of Pawnbroking

1. n. The business of a pawnbroker.



Definition of Pawnbroking

1. Noun. The business of a pawnbroker; advancing loans against pledges of household goods or personal possessions, and selling those pledges that are not redeemed. ¹

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Definition of Pawnbroking

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pawnbroking

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

Literary usage of Pawnbroking

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1. The Financial Organization of Society by Harold Glenn Moulton (1921)
"Indeed, pawnbroking appears to be the oldest form of banking operation, ... At the present time pawnbroking plays an important r61e in furnishing ..."

2. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1840)
"On the Mont de Piete System of pawnbroking in Ireland, by HJ Porter, Esq. in its inquiries into Education and the Linen Trade of Ireland. 4. ..."

3. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1851)
"The city of Barcelona, in Spain, possesses a peculiar pawnbroking establishment— ... It beam the name of the pawnbroking Establishment of Our Lady of Hope. ..."

4. Unseen Empire: A Study of the Plight of Nations that Do Not Pay Their Debts by David Starr Jordan (1912)
"They should take advantage of all help to be gained from the press.3 Banking and " pawnbroking " I have spoken of the early loans of the House of Rothschild ..."

5. The Nineteenth Century (1881)
"pawnbroking ABROAD AND AT HOME. THE accumulative power of money, is very great, and against it, when heaped up in large masses, ..."

6. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by Johann Beckmann (1846)
"LENDING AND pawnbroking. IT appears singular to us at present that it should have been once considered unlawful to receive interest for lent money; ..."

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