1. One that acts as an agent for others, as in negotiating contracts, purchases, or sales in return for a fee or commission.
2. A stockbroker.
3. A power broker.
tr.v. bro·kered, bro·ker·ing, bro·kers
To arrange or manage as a broker: broker an agreement among opposing factions.
[Middle English brokour, from Anglo-Norman brocour, abrocour; akin to Spanish alboroque, ceremonial gift at conclusion of business deal, from Arabic al-barka, the blessing, colloquial variant of al-baraka : al-, the + baraka, blessing, divine favor (from bāraka, to bless; see brk in the Appendix of Semitic roots).]
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