broker

broker
brokership, n.
/broh"keuhr/, n.
1. an agent who buys or sells for a principal on a commission basis without having title to the property.
2. a person who functions as an intermediary between two or more parties in negotiating agreements, bargains, or the like.
3. stockbroker.
v.t.
4. to act as a broker for: to broker the sale of a house.
v.i.
5. to act as a broker.
[1350-1400; ME broco(u)r < AF broco(u)r, abrocour middleman, wine merchant; cf. OPr abrocador, perh. based on Sp alboroque gift or drink concluding a transaction ( < Ar al-buruk the gift, gratuity), with -ador < L -ator- -ATOR]

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