Definition of Monte di Pietà in English:

Monte di Pietà

Pronunciation /ˌmɒntɪ dɪ ˌpiːɛˈtɑː/

noun

historical
  • In Italy: a Church or State-funded lending house or pawnshop; = Mount of Piety .

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in James Howell (?1594–1666), historian and political writer. From Italian monte di pietà from monte + di of + pietà.