or clear·ing house
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.
Origin of clearinghouse
First recorded in 1825–35
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Contemporary Examples of clearinghouse
There is no federal agency or clearinghouse that monitors the sale or ownership of guns.The Most Armed States
The Daily Beast
June 28, 2010