Meaning of Mont de Piété in English:

Mont de Piété

(also Mont de Pieté)

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnt də piːɛˈteɪ/ /ˌmɒ̃ də piːɛˈteɪ/

noun

  • In France: a lending house or pawnshop funded by the Church or State; = Mount of Piety .

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. From French mont de piété from mont + de of + piété, after Italian monte di pietà.