bro·​ker·​age | \ ˈbrō-k(ə-)rij \

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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Robinhood’s stock trading app has won over millions of millennial investors with the promise of no commission fees—and ruffled the feathers of traditional brokerages in the process. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Robinhood CEO Takes Aim at Bitcoin Exchanges' High Fees," 20 June 2018 Hall and Hall, one of the nation's biggest land brokerages, has expanded its Texas operations with the addition of Dave Culver as a partner. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Hall and Hall land brokerage firm adds Texas partner," 24 Apr. 2018 Sonoiki also set up an online brokerage account that both men could access. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The insider trading case against an NFL linebacker and a former Black-ish writer, explained," 29 Aug. 2018 Instead, the company sees it as a complement to its core stock brokerage service, which has already notched more accounts than conventional services like eTrade. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Robinhood Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin in Push to Expand Crypto," 12 July 2018 If your company doesn’t offer a retirement savings plan, establish your own brokerage account with a company like Schwab or Vanguard, Gunderson suggests. Jean Chatzky /, NBC News, "7 Ways to Make the Most of Your First Salary," 5 July 2018 Net Worth - Kathleen PenderIs it safe to keep more than $500,000 in a brokerage account? Kathleen Pender,, "Tax returns reveal where same-sex couples live, how much they earn," 28 June 2018 Julie Boote, an auto analyst at brokerage firm Pelham Smithers, said the future of the alliance’s plans to boost cost savings were in doubt and that Nissan’s management had grown unhappy with the direction Mr. Ghosn had led the company. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Ghosn’s Departure Would Leave Vacuum at World’s Largest Auto Alliance," 19 Nov. 2018 Cum/ex transactions typically involve banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds and wealthy individuals entering into agreements to buy, borrow and sell shares during a brief window of time around a dividend payout. Patricia Kowsmann, WSJ, "BlackRock Offices Raided in German Tax Probe," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of brokerage

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of brokerage

: the business of a broker


bro·​ker·​age | \ ˈbrō-kə-rij \

Legal Definition of brokerage

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

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