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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The business of lending money on the basis of personal property that is deposited for security.

Usage examples (34)
  • Now "chests" are created, a kind of pawnbroking institution for the benefit of scholars; now a college is created like
  • What was at the bottom of all this was the pawnbroking business.
  • Despite all rival claims, pawnbroking is still the oldest profession.
  •'s online approach makes pawnbroking more accessible than ever. for more
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