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clearinghouse

or clear·ing house

[ kleer-ing-hous ]
/ ˈklɪər ɪŋˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural clear·ing·hous·es [kleer-ing-hou-ziz]. /ˈklɪər ɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz/.

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.

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Origin of clearinghouse

First recorded in 1825–35
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clearing house

noun

banking an institution where cheques and other commercial papers drawn on member banks are cancelled against each other so that only net balances are payable
a central agency for the collection and distribution of information or materials
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