1) A thing left in the possession of another person as security for a debt.

1578 certen lyninn geare of the goods of Thomas Brande, baker, layd in pawne to George Barthram draper, for the sum of 17s 2d, Beverley

1615 November 19 And I payd 44s for lowsing of my pawne, Brandsby

1688 did borrow an axe of Matthew Ingleson … and left a paire of knitt gloves … as a pawne, Hampsthwaite.

dates 1578 1615 1688

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