PAWN-BROKER. One who is lawfully authorized to lend money, and actually lends it, usually in small sums, upon pawn or pledge.

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In distress, when a man has no other place to turn, when he hasn't the slightest bit of security which a savage-hearted pawn-broker would consider, he can go to some saloon-keeper he knows.
But yesterday it emerged Mr Linton had allegedly deceived a London pawn-broker out of pounds 1,700 earlier this year.
The 2006 Consumer Credit Act will extend the scope of regulation to cover the work of all licensed lenders, including pawn-brokers and firms offering car loans and store cards.
Most of the jewellery was traced to two pawn-brokers - and both demanded payment before it would be returned.