clearing-house love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An office where banks exchange checks and drafts and settle accounts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place or institution where the settlement of mutual claims, especially of banks, is effected by the payment of differences called balances.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The Indian government decision to shut off the ACU as a clearing-house for oil trades is only one part of a bigger effort.

    Killing Iran's Energy Industry

  • In some ways my blog is a clearing-house for my thoughts.

    Global Voices in English » Talking to Jamaican writer and blogger Marlon James

  • Despite Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's promise to resign, yields on Italy's €1.6 trillion $2.2 trillion of debt have rocketed on a poisonous mix of political risk, inadequate euro-zone responses and higher clearing-house margin requirements.

    Italy's Battle For Market Access

  • This is a disgrace for a periodical which used to function as an intellectual clearing-house for conservative/free market thought.

    Juan Hernandez Reassures Evangelical Hispanics that McCain Still Wants Amnesty

  • Higher margins — deposits that clearing-house members put down and that can be used to fulfill their obligations if they fail to — would make it more expensive to trade Irish government bonds cleared via LCH.Clearnet.

    Clearnet Move Pressures Irish Bonds

  • (Via Andrew, whose blog has been a great clearing-house for Persian affairs today.)

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • In every large city, gay people find a way to find each other - but Dubai has become the clearing-house for the region's gay people, a place where they can live in relative safety.

    Johann Hari: The Dark Side Of Dubai

  • She's also requesting help in setting up a Bitter Chocolate website to act as a clearing-house and meeting space for anyone interested in pursuing the issue of blood chocolate.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Other Minds, the epitome of Left Coast new-music fun, has launched radiOM, an online clearing-house for archival recordings from Other Minds-produced concerts and experimental programs from Berkley's KPFA radio.

    You're not getting any

  • Strategically, the city occupied a central node of the vast web of ancient caravan routes, making it one of the richest entrepôts between the Mediterranean and India, a clearing-house for the trade in myrrh, frankincense and other precious goods.

    The Power of Petra


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.