Definition of honest broker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


honest broker

BrE BrE//ˌɒnɪst ˈbrəʊkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːnɪst ˈbroʊkər//
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a person or country that tries to get other people or countries to reach an agreement or to solve a problem, without getting involved with either side Word Originlate 19th cent.: translating German ehrlicher Makler with reference to Bismarck, under whom Germany was united.
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