Commissionaire Definition

kə-mĭshə-nâr
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A uniformed attendant, such as a doorman.
American Heritage

(law) An undisclosed agent under European civil law.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Commissionaire

Noun

Singular:
commissionaire
Plural:
commissionaires

Origin of Commissionaire

  • French from Medieval Latin commissiōnārius from Latin commissiō commissiōn- commission commission

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French, from Latin commissio.

    From Wiktionary

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