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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The latest volley came last week when Vanguard eliminated online transaction fees for virtually all ETFs bought and sold through its brokerage platform, including rivals’ funds. Asjylyn Loder, WSJ, "Investors Win From ETF Price War," 12 July 2018 Investors chat near an electronic board which was turned off after China’s stock markets were closed at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Washington Post, "China’s bravado belies worries over trade clashes with US," 5 July 2018 The company's brokerage arm had 35 Wells Fargo Advisor locations in Michigan, including offices in Grosse Pointe Woods, Birmingham and Troy. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Flagstar Bank buys 52 Wells Fargo retail branches, including 14 in Michigan," 5 June 2018 In his 20-year brokerage career, Strabic has specialized in retail shopping center leasing, corporate disposition, project redevelopment, tenant representation and retail market analysis. Rosemarie Stein,, "Business Movers: Jensen Strategies hires former Tualatin assistant city manager, Alice Cannon," 30 May 2018 There’s not a lot of carriers that want to insure that risk,’’ said Nate Walker, a senior vice president at AmWins Group, an insurance brokerage. Washington Post,, "Insurers balk at calls for armed teachers to prevent mass shootings at schools," 27 May 2018 George Tikijian, the principal of apartment brokerage Tikijian Associates, said Zillow's rent projection for Indianapolis with HQ2 also makes sense for another reason: There's still a lot of empty land in Central Indiana. James Briggs, Indianapolis Star, "Would a new Amazon headquarters raise Indianapolis' rent prices? Maybe not.," 25 May 2018 As Ars reported on May 12, Securus' location service extracts information from other data-brokerage services and location-services providers that buy device-location data from mobile providers. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Company used by police, prisons to find any mobile device breached (again)," 16 May 2018 The county is home to more than 1.2 million square feet of flexible workplaces, commercial real-estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield determined in its first-ever report on co-working locations in San Diego. Jennifer Van Grove,, "Splashy co-working spaces are here to stay in San Diego," 9 May 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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