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[broh-ker-ij] /ˈbroʊ kər ɪdʒ/
Also, brokering. the business of a broker.
the commission of a broker.
Origin of brokerage
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English; see broker, -age Unabridged
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  • Would it be possible for someone to spray some of this substance, mixed in the air freshener at a brokerage house, for example.
  • Marriage-brokerage reforms have an impact beyond the thousands of couples directly involved.
  • Corporate critics claimed this was a form of ballot stuffing because brokerage firms routinely voted with management.
  • At the end of the day, the brokerage community is all about generating noise, because that generates turnover.
  • There are safeguards in place that govern the way brokerage firms must be operated.
  • Here your brokerage firm puts its own name on your stock, and then keeps track of the fact you own the security in its records.
  • The online brokerage has no minimum investment, lets you invest any dollar amount and doesn't charge annoying inactivity fees.
  • If you own the stock through a brokerage firm, that firm is required to keep records for you.
  • He continued to work in the brokerage business as an independent operator.
British Dictionary definitions for brokerage


commission charged by a broker to his principals
a broker's business or office
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Word Origin and History for brokerage

mid-15c., "a broker's trade," from broker (n.) + -age. Also, in 17c., "a pimp's trade."

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