One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A business selling goods for others in return for a commission (now rare).
2Stock Market a brokerage firm that only buys and sells futures contracts and securities for customers in return for a fee or commission, and does not trade on its own account.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Charles Davenant (1656–1714), government official and political economist.
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