or clear·ing house
- a place or institution where mutual claims and accounts are settled, as between banks.
- a central institution or agency for the collection, maintenance, and distribution of materials, information, etc.
Origin of clearinghouse
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for clearing-house
This in simple language is the primary idea of the clearing-house.
The purpose of the clearing-house is largely to facilitate the transfer of credits.
His board of trustees became a clearing-house for educational efforts.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
It is a clearing-house for news and gossip, and takes the place of a local press.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
It can have a clearing-house for orders and ship from the nearest source of supply.The Principles of Economics
Frank A. Fetter
Word Origin and History for clearing-house
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