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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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When I began duty as a police cadet in the North Riding of Yorkshire County Constabulary in 1946, I was posted to Guisborough where the Superintendent of the Langbaurgh East Police Division was Walter Wilson, who lived with his daughter Vera, who kept house for him.
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.
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.