Brit. a person, esp. any of a group of pensioned service personnel, employed to do errands or small tasks, as a uniformed doorkeeper or a messenger
Origin of commissionaireFrench
A uniformed attendant, such as a doorman.
Origin of commissionaireFrench, from Medieval Latin commissi&omacron;narius, from Latin commissi&omacron;, commissi&omacron;n-, commission; see commission.