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. The commissionaire familiar to European travelers performs miscellaneous services as a light porter, messenger, solicitor for hotels, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. One of a corps of pensioned soldiers, as in London, employed as doorkeepers, messengers, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. a uniformed doorman. [British]
[WordNet 1.5]

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Com*mis"sion*al

(?),

Com*mis"sion*a*ry

(?) } a. Of, pertaining to, or conferring, a commission; conferred by a commission or warrant. [R.]
[1913 Webster]

Delegate or commissionary authority.
Bp. Hall.
[1913 Webster]

 

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