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Definition of Broker


  1. One who transacts business for another; an agent.
  2. An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own.
  3. A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
  4. A dealer in secondhand goods.
  5. A pimp or procurer.

Broker Quotations

Never take advice from anyone in a tie. They'll bankrupt you. Don't ask a general for advice on war, and don't ask a broker for advice on money.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law. I probably would have made a lot more money and died of boredom by now.
Alice Dreger

Once the brokerage house, rather than the bank, became the locus for American savings, that money would find its way into the stock market, because the broker was someone with a much higher tolerance for risk than the banker.
Ron Chernow

I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.
Honore de Balzac

We've always had a dual role in the region - friend of Israel, and honest broker. We've given up the honest broker role completely.
Chris Matthews
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Broker Translations

broker in Afrikaans is eiendomsagentskap
broker in Dutch is makelaar
broker in French is coutier, courtier
broker in German is Makler
broker in Italian is sensale
broker in Norwegian is mekler
broker in Portuguese is corretor
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