Lom"bard-house (?), Lom"bar-house` (?),[F. or D. lombard. See Lombard, n.]

1.

A bank or a pawnbroker's shop.

2.

A public institution for lending money to the poor at a moderate interest, upon articles deposited and pledged; -- called also mont de pi'et'e.

 

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