Also bro·ker·ing. the business of a broker.
the commission of a broker.

Origin of brokerage

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at broker, -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for brokerage

Contemporary Examples of brokerage

Historical Examples of brokerage

  • 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



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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