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commissionaire


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commissionaire  \Com*mis`sion*aire"\,  n.  [F.  commissionnaire.  Cf 
  {Commissioner}.] 
  1.  One  intrusted  with  a  commission,  now  only  a  small 
  commission,  as  an  errand;  esp.,  an  attendant  or 
  subordinate  employee  in  a  public  office,  hotel,  or  the 
  like 
 
  Note:  The  commissionaire  familiar  to  European  travelers 
  performs  miscellaneous  services  as  a  light  porter, 
  messenger,  solicitor  for  hotels,  etc 
 
  2.  One  of  a  corps  of  pensioned  soldiers,  as  in  London, 
  employed  as  doorkeepers,  messengers,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commissionaire 
  n  :  (British)  a  uniformed  doorman 




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