brokery

brokery

(ˈbrəʊkərɪ)
n
1. (Commerce) the business of a broker
2. obsolete any work done by a broker
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The conflicting interests of these touting gentlemen being of a nature to irritate their feelings, personal collisions took place; and the Commons was even scandalized by our principal inveigler (who had formerly been in the wine trade, and afterwards in the sworn brokery line) walking about for some days with a black eye.
The reputation of her brokery is attested by Henry Killigrew, gentleman, who on being robbed in February 1621 relied on the services of her office.
While Nash thus stakes the revivifying power of staged history explicitly against brokery's debased, indiscriminate method of making a man "spr[i]ng up," one is nevertheless struck by just how equivocal Talbot's return remains in the theatrical apologist's account.