Lombard

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Lombard

1. A banker or lender. The term is used especially when referring to a person rather than an institution.

2. Slang; a wealthy person who is greedy, stingy or otherwise morally obnoxious.
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If, like me, you occasionally suffer from the affliction of wanting to live on a farm, then The Excellent Lombards is for you.
The legislation of the licensing system in terms of lombard activity licensing is not executed, and at the same time there is no special law regulating the activities of the lombards.
Based on written sources and on oral tradition, which would otherwise have been lost, it traces the Lombards to 744.
Son of King Audoin; king of the Lombards on his father's death (565); allied with the Avars and attacked the Gepidae, defeating and killing their King Cunimund in battle, and marrying Cunimund's daughter, Rosamund (567); uneasy with his Avar allies, Alboin decided to find safer lands in Italy, and crossed the Julian Alps at the head of all the Lombards and 20,000 Saxons (April 568); defeated Longinus, exarch of Ravenna (June?