- an agent who buys or sells for a principal on a commission basis without having title to the property.
- a person who functions as an intermediary between two or more parties in negotiating agreements, bargains, or the like.
- to act as a broker for: to broker the sale of a house.
- to act as a broker.
Origin of broker
Examples from the Web for brokered
Contemporary Examples of brokered
The brief get-together was brokered by French President Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.What the D-Day Veteran Told Obama at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration
June 6, 2014
There are also signs a ceasefire will be brokered in the coming days, probably at the expense of al-Baghdadi.Syria’s Al Qaeda Gang Wars
January 9, 2014
The engineering school dropout had sold corned beef to Africa and brokered some Brazilian diamonds with mixed success.The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista
November 9, 2013
Unexpectedly, Obama also brokered a reconciliation between Bibi and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.Obama’s Successes in Israel
Brent E. Sasley
March 22, 2013
The ceasefire Egypt brokered with American help will last for a period of time.Will the Ceasefire Last?
November 22, 2012
- an agent who, acting on behalf of a principal, buys or sells goods, securities, etc, in return for a commissioninsurance broker
- (formerly) short for stockbroker
- a dealer in second-hand goods
- to act as a broker (in)
Word Origin for broker
late 14c., from Anglo-French brocour "small trader," from abrokur "retailer of wine, tapster;" perhaps from Portuguese alborcar "barter," but more likely from Old French brocheor, from brochier "to broach, tap, pierce (a keg)," from broche "pointed tool" (see broach (n.)), giving original sense of "wine dealer," hence "retailer, middleman, agent." In Middle English, used contemptuously of peddlers and pimps.
1630s (implied in brokering), from broker (n.). Related: Brokered.
A financial agent or intermediary; a middleman.