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commissionaire

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Noun
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com=mis=sion=aire

CIDE DICTIONARY

commissionairen. [F. commissionnaire. Cf. Commissioner.].
  •  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.]
  •  One of a corps of pensioned soldiers, as in London, employed as doorkeepers, messengers, etc.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  a uniformed doorman.  [WordNet 1.5]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

commissionaire, n. esp. Brit. a uniformed door-attendant at a theatre, cinema, etc.

Etymology
F (as COMMISSIONER)

ROGET THESAURUS

commissionaire

Consignee

N consignee, trustee, nominee, committee, agent, delegate, commissary, commissioner, emissary, envoy, commissionaire, messenger, diplomatist, diplomat, diplomate, corps diplomatique, embassy, ambassador, embassador, representative, resident, consul, legate, nuncio, internuncio, charge d'affaires, attache, vicegerent, plenipotentiary, functionary, placeman, curator, treasurer, factor, bailiff, clerk, secretary, attorney, advocate, solicitor, proctor, broker, underwriter, commission agent, auctioneer, one's man of business, factotum, caretaker, dalal, dubash, garnishee, gomashta, negotiator, go-between, middleman, under agent, employe, servant, referee, arbitrator, traveler, bagman, commis-voyageur, touter, commercial traveler, drummer, traveling man, newspaper correspondent, own correspondent, special correspondent.

Messenger

N messenger, envoy, emissary, legate, nuncio, internuncio, ambassador, marshal, flag bearer, herald, crier, trumpeter, bellman, pursuivant, parlementaire, apparitor, courier, runner, dak, estafette, Mercury, Iris, Ariel, commissionaire, errand boy, chore boy, newsboy, mail, overnight mail, express mail, next-day delivery, post, post office, letter bag, delivery service, United Parcel Service, UPS, Federal Express, Fedex, telegraph, telephone, cable, wire (electronic information transmission), carrier pigeon, (news) 532 reporter, gentleman of the press, representative of the press, penny-a-liner, special correspondent, own correspondent, spy, scout, informer.


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