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commission house

noun
1.
a brokerage firm that buys and sells securities on commission.
Origin of commission house
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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  • About ten days later I got a letter from the commission house.

  • A mill is very unfortunate to be controlled by a commission house.

  • "At the commission house where you carried the letter," said Lamar.

    The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2)

    William Alexander Caruthers
  • I shipped once to a commission house in Topeka, but it did not pay.

    The Apple Various
  • An acquaintance with the commission house was established on a mutual basis.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams
  • "You are," smilingly said the senior member of the commission house.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams
  • She began work in Philadelphia in a commission house as a saleswoman and corset fitter.

    Making Both Ends Meet

    Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
  • If I were you and were going to be a banker, I'd first spend a year or so in some good grain and commission house.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • Small mills usually sell through a commission house, which pays all expenses and charges a certain commission.

    Theory Of Silk Weaving Arnold Wolfensberger
  • Many large firms have their own selling end, and some have their sales guaranteed by a commission house or a bank.

    Theory Of Silk Weaving Arnold Wolfensberger

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