brokerage

noun
bro·​ker·​age | \ ˈbrō-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce brokerage (audio) \

Definition of brokerage

1 : the business or establishment of a broker
2 : a broker's fee or commission

Examples of brokerage in a Sentence

one of the country's largest brokerages She works for a brokerage firm.

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After her children started school, Priscilla Tainter made preliminary forays into the working world, doing office work for her first husband (a semiconductor sales manager) and in a local brokerage firm. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Priscilla M. Tainter-Scherr, former public relations official at Sheppard Pratt, dies," 2 Sep. 2019 By comparison, the median price per square foot for condos in San Francisco is about $1,600 for high-rise and $1,500 for mid-rise buildings, according to brokerage firm Polaris Pacific. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Race to the top: Developers push a panoply of penthouses in San Francisco," 30 Aug. 2019 The City Council president said only one real estate brokerage firm returned his call. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Meijer announces 2020 construction date for new Seven Hills SuperCenter," 28 Aug. 2019 Financial complexity was created by the brokerage firms (who created their own meta-language around finance) and by Congress with the tax laws. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Financial advice the way it should be: simple," 26 Aug. 2019 Insurers reported taking in more than $2 billion in premiums for cyber coverage last year, according to the insurance brokerage firm Aon’s June report . Washington Post, "Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard," 22 Aug. 2019 Insurers reported taking in more than $2 billion in premiums for cyber coverage last year, according to the insurance brokerage firm Aon's June report . Kathleen Foody, USA TODAY, "Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard," 22 Aug. 2019 Barber, 51, worked as the operations manager for a local insurance brokerage firm from 2005 until June 2015, prosecutors said. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Woman admits embezzling from insurance employer," 19 Aug. 2019 On Monday night, China’s securities officials warned of an increase in shadow margin debt and asked brokerages to monitor abnormal trades. Washington Post, "Relax. China Only Wants a Bull Market, Not a Mad Cow," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of brokerage

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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brokerage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brokerage

: the business of a broker

brokerage

noun
bro·​ker·​age | \ ˈbrō-kə-rij How to pronounce brokerage (audio) \

Legal Definition of brokerage

1 : the business or establishment of a broker
2 : a broker's fee or commission

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