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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broker  \Bro"ker\  (br[=o]"k[~e]r),  n.  [OE.  brocour  from  a  word 
  akin  to  broken,  bruken,  to  use  enjoy,  possess,  digest,  fr 
  AS  br[=u]can  to  use  enjoy;  cf  Fries.  broker,  F. 
  brocanteur  See  {Brook},  v.  t.] 
  1.  One  who  transacts  business  for  another;  an  agent. 
 
  2.  (Law)  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  --Story. 
 
  3.  A  dealer  in  money,  notes,  bills  of  exchange,  etc 
 
  4.  A  dealer  in  secondhand  goods.  [Eng.] 
 
  5.  A  pimp  or  procurer.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Bill  broker},  one  who  buys  and  sells  notes  and  bills  of 
  exchange. 
 
  {Curbstone  broker}  or  {Street  broker},  an  operator  in  stocks 
  (not  a  member  of  the  Stock  Exchange)  who  executes  orders 
  by  running  from  office  to  office,  or  by  transactions  on 
  the  street.  [U.S.] 
 
  {Exchange  broker},  one  who  buys  and  sells  uncurrent  money, 
  and  deals  in  exchanges  relating  to  money. 
 
  {Insurance  broker},  one  who  is  agent  in  procuring  insurance 
  on  vessels,  or  against  fire. 
 
  {Pawn  broker}.  See  {Pawnbroker}. 
 
  {Real  estate  broker},  one  who  buys  and  sells  lands,  and 
  negotiates  loans,  etc.,  upon  mortgage. 
 
  {Ship  broker},  one  who  acts  as  agent  in  buying  and  selling 
  ships,  procuring  freight,  etc 
 
  {Stock  broker}.  See  {Stockbroker}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  broker 
  n  :  a  businessman  who  buys  or  sells  for  another  in  exchange  for 
  a  commission  [syn:  {agent},  {factor}] 
  v  :  act  as  a  broker 




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