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

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  • Pawnbroking — Pawn bro king, n. The business of a pawnbroker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pawnbroking — /pawn broh king/, n. the business of a pawnbroker. Also, pawnbrokerage, pawnbrokery. [1805 15; PAWNBROK(ER) + ING1] * * * Business of advancing loans to customers who have pledged household goods or personal belongings as security. The pawnbroker …   Universalium

  • pawnbroking — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: pawn (I) + broking : conducting the business of pawnbroking II. noun : the business of lending money on the security of pawned articles …   Useful english dictionary

  • pawnbroking — noun see pawnbroker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pawnbroking — n. act of lending money while taking property as security …   English contemporary dictionary

  • History of pawnbroking — This history is partially outdated for developments in the 20th century To trace the history of pawnbroking, we must go back to the earliest ages of the world, since lending money on portable security (see money and usury) is one of the most… …   Wikipedia

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