Lombard

Definition of Lombard

Lom´bard
prop. a.1.Of or pertaining to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.
prop. n.1.A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
2.A money lender or banker; - so called because the business of banking was first carried on in London by Lombards.
3.Same as Lombard-house.
A Lombard unto this day signifying a bank for usury or pawns.
- Fuller.
4.(Mil.) A form of cannon formerly in use.
Lombard Street
the principal street in London for banks and the offices of note brokers; hence, the money market and interest of London.

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