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commission house

noun
  1. a brokerage firm that buys and sells securities on commission.
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Origin of commission house

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for commission house

Historical Examples

  • He returned without any financial success, and obtained employment for a time in a commission-house on the levee.

    Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete

    Albert Bigelow Paine