commissionaire

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

French, from Latin commissio.

Noun[edit]

commissionaire ‎(plural commissionaires)

  1. One entrusted with a (small) commission, such as an errand; especially, an attendant or subordinate employee in a public office, hotel, etc.
  2. (Britain) A uniformed doorman.
  3. (law) An undisclosed agent under European civil law.