Definition of Mount of Pity in US English:

Mount of Pity

noun

  • = Mount of Piety.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Holcroft (1745–1809), writer. From mount + of + pity, after Italian monte di pietà Monte di Pietà. Compare Monte di Pietà, Mont de Piété, Mount of Piety.

Pronunciation

Mount of Pity

/ˌmaʊnt əv ˈpɪti/