brokerage

noun

bro·​ker·​age ˈbrō-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce brokerage (audio)
1
: the business or establishment of a broker
2
: a broker's fee or commission

Example Sentences

one of the country's largest brokerages She works for a brokerage firm.
Recent Examples on the Web Consider looking into plans sold directly by your state, which do not charge additional brokerage fees. Kaitlyn Koterbski, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2022 According to Nomura, a Japanese brokerage, 49 cities representing a third of China’s population and two-fifths of its economic output are now under partial or complete lockdowns, a sharp increase from a week earlier. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2022 According to Nomura, a Japanese brokerage, 49 cities representing one-third of China’s population and two-fifths of its economic output are now under partial or complete lockdowns, a sharp increase from a week earlier. Keith Bradsher, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Nov. 2022 All agents are with Carolwood, a brand new brokerage founded by Drew Fenton, Nick Segal and Ed Leyson. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2022 According to property brokerage Betterhomes, Russians were the largest single group of nonresident buyers from July to September this year. Brian Rohan, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 The salary needed to purchase a home has increased over 55% in the past year as rising interest rates and record-high home prices have put more pressure on buyers’ budgets, an analysis from RedFin, a national real estate brokerage, found. Amber Bonefont, Sun Sentinel, 16 Nov. 2022 In the Boca Raton ZIP Code 33432, the average sale price of a home was $1.22 million in October, up 32.1% from the same time last year, according to the real-estate brokerage and data company Redfin. Libertina Brandt, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2022 On top of the SIPC insurance, a brokerage may provide additional protection to its customers through private insurers like Lloyd’s of London. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 13 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brokerage was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Brokerage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brokerage. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

brokerage

noun

bro·​ker·​age ˈbrō-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce brokerage (audio)
1
: the business of a broker
2
: the fee or commission charged by a broker

Legal Definition

brokerage

noun

bro·​ker·​age ˈbrō-kə-rij How to pronounce brokerage (audio)
1
: the business or establishment of a broker
2
: a broker's fee or commission

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