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House

Firms that conduct business as broker-dealers in securities or in the investment banking field are characterized as houses.

House

A broker-dealer or underwriting person or firm. Houses are usually large institutions, but may also be an individual. They provide investment advising services, place and execute orders on behalf of clients, and place new issues with investors.

house

An organization that acts as a broker-dealer or an underwriter.

house

In real estate jargon, generally indicates a detached dwelling on a parcel of its own land.

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For a year she nursed one child, taught six others, fed at least ten people a day and kept house in a soddy probably no bigger than 10' by 24" with an added room about 9' square.
Behind the door of the 1930s semi-detached property, they found the body of a 48-year-old woman, who kept house for the two doctors living there.
Since that time, she adds, "our lives changed dramatically: I quit work, raised the kids, and kept house, while she got a gazillion stock options.