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 Former Vice President Joe Biden is the next closest candidate with a distant 17 percent chance — but the possibility of a brokered convention is actually giving Sanders a run for his money. TheWeek, "Brokered convention gets close 2nd place in FiveThirtyEight's Democratic nomination forecast," 12 Feb. 2020 The California Democrat, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and lead impeachment manager, is not running for the White House, but as Matthews noted, he could be picked in a brokered Democratic convention. John Gage, Washington Examiner, "MSNBC's Chris Matthews floats Adam Schiff for president in a brokered convention," 5 Feb. 2020 On Friday David Siders reported in Politico: A small group of Democratic National Committee members has privately begun gauging support for a plan to potentially weaken Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and head off a brokered convention. James Freeman, WSJ, "Sanders May Be Surging, But Is Socialism?," 3 Feb. 2020 Julia Azari, an associate professor of political science at Marquette University, says that the ideal system probably lies somewhere between the brokered conventions of the 1960s and the nearly fully democratised system of today. The Economist, "Should political parties really let anyone run for president?," 25 July 2019 Under an unofficial Egyptian-brokered truce, Hamas scaled down the marches in recent months while Qatar delivered cash infusions for Hamas’ civil servants and welfare programs. Washington Post, "With little to show, Gazans question mass border protests," 11 Oct. 2019 In recent months, Israel has quietly provided some relief as part of an unofficial, Egyptian-brokered truce with Hamas, in exchange for reduced rocket fire from the territory and the scaling back of weekly protests along the border. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Israel quietly lets in Gaza workers in bid to ease tensions," 1 Oct. 2019 As The Economist went to press, a Russian-brokered ceasefire had temporarily halted the regime’s bombing. The Economist, "Syria’s war is drawing to a close. But the pain will go on," 5 Sep. 2019 The brokered vetting process means that the government never holds developers' source code directly. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "The DoD’s App Store Does This One Crucial Thing to Stay Secure," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of brokered

1913, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2020

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“Brokered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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