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.
Recent Examples on the Web Hughes Marino acted as an unpaid consultant to the city even though the brokerage firm had a secret contract with Cisterra and shared in the profits from both leases. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Oct. 2021 The median rent in Manhattan was $3,255 in August, according to a report from brokerage firm Douglas Elliman and appraisal firm Miller Samuel. Anna Bahney, CNN, 30 Sep. 2021 Commissioner Andria Herr recused herself from casting a vote on the budget because the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is a client of her employer Hylant, an insurance brokerage firm. Martin E. Comas,, 28 Sep. 2021 The brokerage firm has faced criticism from lawmakers and regulators over its ties to the meme-stock frenzy that has roiled markets this year and for claims that its popular app hooks neophyte investors on trading. oregonlive, 1 July 2021 The first two acquisitions weren’t part of the Finders Reward program as the first was facilitated by a brokerage firm and the second was found by Lehn and Boan. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2021 Lee Kiser is a multifamily expert, active broker and Principal of Kiser Group, Chicagoland’s leading multifamily brokerage firm. Lee Kiser, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Taylor Marr, the lead economist at real-estate brokerage firm Redfin, says one reason young people are getting into this business now is because the online booking marketplace has changed the economics of owning a second home. Jessica Flint, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2021 Councilman Joe Green recused himself from the meeting after saying his brokerage firm employs the son of the person who owns the building Riverside County Dispensary and Delivery is in. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of brokerage

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Oct 2021

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“Brokerage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of brokerage

: the business of a broker


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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