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broker: agent or intermediary (freq. with implied censure), esp. go-between in love affairs John II. i. 568 “that sly devil, That broker, that still breaks the pate of faith,” 582, 3H6 IV. i. 63 “To play the broker on mine own behalf;” fig. Ham. I. iii. 127, Compl. 173 “vows were ever brokers to defiling” ; so broker-between Troil. III. ii. 211.
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