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honest broker Syllabification: hon·est bro·ker
Pronunciation: /ˈänəst ˈbrōkər/

Definition of honest broker in English:


An impartial mediator in international, industrial, or other disputes.
Example sentences
  • And our role in the Middle East is to try to be the negotiator, the mediator, the honest broker, and to be able to work with both sides.
  • Israel has also achieved some success in winning a more friendly response from Russia, which is again seeking to challenge US domination of Middle Eastern affairs by offering itself as an honest broker between Israel and the Arab regimes.
  • The negotiators of the initial tobacco settlement had chosen Myers as an honest broker who could represent the interests of the public-health community at the negotiating table.


Late 19th century: translating German ehrlicher Makler with reference to Bismarck, Otto von, under whom Germany was united.

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