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brokerage

[broh-ker-ij] /ˈbroʊ kər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Also, brokering. the business of a broker.
2.
the commission of a broker.
Origin of brokerage
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at broker, -age
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  • The brokerage business was left to him to do with it as he pleased.

  • A regular "brokerage" business has gradually been established.

    The Alien Invasion William Henry Wilkins
  • My brokerage business must go on, and my daily letters to investors.

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips
  • I p. 140pay him a commission for brokerage, and my business is done.

    Here and There in London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • “Oh, yes,” said Mr. Parker as Penny called his attention to the brokerage.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for brokerage

brokerage

/ˈbrəʊkərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
commission charged by a broker to his principals
2.
a broker's business or office
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Word Origin and History for brokerage
n.

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

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