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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pawner (Law) One who pawns or pledges anything as security for the payment of borrowed money or of a debt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pawner One who pawns or pledges anything as security for the payment of borrowed money.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pawner one who gives a pawn or pledge as security for money borrowed
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pan, prob. from L. pannus, a cloth.


In literature:

The pawner was a large, clean-shaven man of clerical appearance.
"The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Lastly the pawner is liable for any deficiency after the sale of the thing pawned, unless released by statute.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
And yet your English pawner seldom reaches the Three Brass Balls with such publicity or by any other medium than his poor feet.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas

In news:

WPD looking for surfboard pawners.