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 Sales for luxurious homes, including the ones referred to by Nourmand, have skyrocketed during the pandemic, according to the real estate brokerage firm Redfin. Jay Heflin, Washington Examiner, "Pandemic reduces demand for homes with open floor plans," 15 Oct. 2020 The trends have helped Wealthsimple grow rapidly: Katchen said the firm accounted for 18% of new brokerage accounts in Canada in the first half of the year. Kevin Orland,, "New Unicorn Wealthsimple Pushes for Growth Spurt Before IPO," 14 Oct. 2020 For Samsung, a sharp rise in smartphone sales will drive a rebound in earnings for the third quarter and the boost will likely carry over to next year, SK Kim, an analyst at brokerage firm Daiwa, said in a research note last week. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Samsung earnings soar as smartphone sales rebound and rival Huawei struggles," 8 Oct. 2020 Merrick purchased the company in 1986 and built into the largest real estate brokerage firm in Louisiana and one of the top 25 in the nation. Kim Chatelain | Contributing Writer,, "'This is ... the greatest honor': Bob Merrick presented the Loving Cup after decades of philanthropy," 21 Sep. 2020 In response, the fund managers have tried to boost the funds’ appeal and narrow the discounts by paying the brokerage commissions themselves, and by putting time limits on the funds’ lifespan. Randall Smith, WSJ, "Closed-End Funds Are Trying to Make a Comeback," 8 Sep. 2020 The ride-hailing app is selling a stake in its Uber Freight truck brokerage arm for $500 million to investors in a funding round led by Greenbriar Equity Group LP. Jem Bartholomew, WSJ, "Tesla,, Uber, Twilio: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today," 2 Oct. 2020 EToro plans to expand into the U.S. equities brokerage game in early 2021 and challenge Robinhood for the hearts and wallets of rookie investors who’ve embraced stockpicking big time this year. Edward Robinson,, "A 32-Year-Old Trader Is Driving 21,000 Amateur Stock Investors," 2 Oct. 2020 The city’s vacancy rate, including both standard and sublease listings, was up from 9.9% last quarter and 5.4% from a year ago, according to brokerage Cushman & Wakefield. Roland Li,, "S.F. hits highest office vacancy rate in nearly a decade as workers stay home," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of brokerage

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brokerage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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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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