Definition of clearinghouse
1 : an establishment maintained by banks for settling mutual claims and accounts
2 : a central agency for the collection, classification, and distribution especially of information; broadly : an informal channel for distributing information or assistance
Examples of clearinghouse in a Sentence
an online clearinghouse for information on museums around the world
Recent Examples of clearinghouse from the Web
ITXC’s clearinghouse, established in April 1997, claims 40 member ISPs and telcos.
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First Known Use of clearinghouse
CLEARINGHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clearinghouse for English Language Learners
: a business that banks use to exchange checks and money between them
: an organization that collects and gives out information about a specific thing
Legal Definition of clearinghouse
: an institution that arranges for payment of checks owed by one bank to another
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