or clear·ing house

noun, plural clear·ing·hous·es [kleer-ing-hou-ziz] /ˈklɪər ɪŋˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a place or institution where mutual claims and accounts are settled, as between banks.
  2. a central institution or agency for the collection, maintenance, and distribution of materials, information, etc.

Origin of clearinghouse

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of clearinghouse

  • There is no federal agency or clearinghouse that monitors the sale or ownership of guns.

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    June 28, 2010