bro·​kered | \ ˈbrō-kərd How to pronounce brokered (audio) \

Definition of brokered

: arranged or controlled by brokers and especially power brokers a brokered political convention

Examples of brokered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her paternal grandparents, wealthy plantation owners who relied on Black labor to work the fields, brokered cotton in the Mississippi town where Emmett Till was lynched. Mary Ann Gwinn, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 The American Conservative article called not for the total conversion of the public but rather a brokered agreement that Christianity should dominate the public square, even in places where the population is far from devout. Kathryn Joyce, The New Republic, 6 Jan. 2022 Today, the service aggregation market in Europe boasts a brokered service value of more than $800 million, a figure that is continually on the rise. Sarwant Singh, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 To win outright—and to avoid a brokered Convention—a candidate will need to claim at least 1,991 delegates during the 2020 primary voting season. The New Yorker, 2 June 2020 Nudging out candidates on the cusp of viability like Warren dramatically reduces the odds of a brokered convention, a scenario in which no candidate reaches the critical 1,991 threshold by Milwaukee. Chris Wilson, Time, 6 Mar. 2020 The treason case relates to Mr. Poroshenko’s negotiation of a French- and German-brokered settlement agreement with Russia in 2015 called the Minsk II accord, which forced painful concessions on Ukraine. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2020 But the prospect of a brokered convention largely hinges on what happens if no one clears that 1,991 benchmark. Brianna Provenzano,, 3 Mar. 2020 Some Democrats have even reached out to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown as an alternative to a brokered convention, the New York Times reported. Jessie Balmert,, 2 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of brokered

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brokered was in 1913

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“Brokered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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