from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A neutral agent, as in mediation: "enhanced Canada's position as honest broker in the Commonwealth” ( Kenneth McNaught).
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- n. A person or party that is considered to be neutral and able to mediate between two parties.
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He wanted to be like Scowcroftunder Forda quiet, unassuming, behind-the-scenes honest broker who managed the policy process efficiently and without conflict.