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Brokerage  n.  
The business or employment of a broker.
The fee, reward, or commission, given or changed for transacting business as a broker.

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"Brokerage" Quotes from Famous Books

... charity of others. We have all met those virtuous persons who do good by proxy. But Paul had not. He had never come face to face with the charity broker—the man who stands between the needy and the giver, giving nothing himself, and living on his brokerage, sitting in a comfortable chair, with his feet on a Turkey carpet in his office on a main thoroughfare. Paul had met none of these, and the only organized charity of which he was cognizant was the great Russian Charity League, betrayed six months earlier ...
— The Sowers • Henry Seton Merriman

... methods and extent of these great frauds were clear. If the ship owners agreed to pay Southard five—and very often he exacted ten per cent. [Footnote: Senator Hale asserted that he had heard of the exacting of a brokerage equal to ten per cent, in Boston and elsewhere.]— Vanderbilt would agree to pay them enormous sums. In giving his testimony Vanderbilt sought to show that he was actuated by the most patriotic motives. But it was obvious that he was in collusion with Southard, and received the ...
— Great Fortunes from Railroads • Gustavus Myers

... the effect was all that Mr. Bayard foretold. Prices began to melt and dwindle like ice in August. Panic prevailed; three brokerage firms fell, a dozen more ...
— The President - A novel • Alfred Henry Lewis

... a down-town brokerage firm and he was as near to being a failure in the business as an intimate and lifelong friend of the family would permit him to be and still allow him to remain in the office. His business was the selling of bonds. The friend of the family was the head of the firm, so no importance ...
— From the Housetops • George Barr McCutcheon

... made a last desperate drive, aided by Eva, and she captured a rather surprised young man in the brokerage way, who had made up his mind not to marry for years and years. Eva wanted to give her her wedding things, but at that ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1917 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... do a general banking and brokerage business. Let me see, what is the denomination of ...
— The Tin Box - and What it Contained • Horatio Alger

... formed a real estate and brokerage partnership, and we were making money at a phenomenal rate. The air was vibrating with the ring of the trowel and the hammer. Gardens and roadhouses had appeared in the pleasanter places out of town. Everywhere in the central part of the city were livery stables, restaurants, saloons. The ...
— Children of the Market Place • Edgar Lee Masters

... that this treasure-huntin' stuff does get you. Course, while I was only an outsider, with no ticket even for a brokerage bite at the gate receipts, I wasn't runnin' any temperature over ...
— Wilt Thou Torchy • Sewell Ford

... where you will see a hut at a distance from the houses.' He then left me, and I showed the sample to several merchants, who told me they would take as much as I could spare at an hundred and ten drams per bushel; so that I made an account to get ten drams per bushel for my brokerage. Full of the expectation of this profit, I went forthwith to the Victory-gate, where I found the young merchant waiting for me, and he carried me into his granary, which was full of sesame. He had an hundred and fifty bushels of it, ...
— The Arabian Nights Entertainments Volume 1 • Anonymous

... the profits of banking will explain the sweeping nature of the change. "A banker's profits are derived from two sources—the brokerage upon the deposit money, and the returns that he gets from his circulation. We have tried to estimate the amount of deposits in Scotch banks, and we calculate it at about thirty millions; that, at the brokerage of one and a half per cent, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844 • Various

... of fact, Hamilton Dart—that was not his real name, but let us use it for the present, nevertheless—was nothing but a swindler. He was worth only a few hundred dollars, and his brokerage and commission business was ...
— From Farm to Fortune - or Nat Nason's Strange Experience • Horatio Alger Jr.

... firm was one of the oldest in the district, having been established by Ward's grandfather. It did a brokerage and private banking business, and while not one of the largest houses of its kind, it bore an enviable reputation for conservatism and fairness toward ...
— The Substitute Prisoner • Max Marcin

... gold-rimmed spectacles were engulfed in the folds of his long face; his hair was a tossed mass of greasy blackness; he puffed and rumbled as he talked; his Phi Beta Kappa key shone against a spotty black vest; he smelled of old pipes; he was altogether funereal and archidiaconal; and to real-estate brokerage and the jobbing of bathroom-fixtures he ...
— Babbitt • Sinclair Lewis

... connoisseurs in slave-girls.'" These words abashed Nur al-Din and he blushed and said to the broker, "How high are the biddings for her?" He replied, "Her price hath reached nine hundred and sixty dinars,[FN471] besides brokerage, as for the Sultan's dues, they fall on the seller." Quoth Nur al-Din, "Let me have her for a thousand dinars, brokerage and price." And the damsel hastening to the fore and leaving the broker, said "I sell myself to ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 8 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Brokerage" :   work, broker, business organization, concern, workplace, brokerage firm, marriage brokerage, business organisation, brokerage account, bucket shop, marriage mart

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