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Meaning of COMMISSIONAIRE

Pronunciation:  ku`mishu'nehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (British) a uniformed doorman
 

COMMISSIONAIRE is a 14 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: door guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, ostiary, porter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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