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- n. An official courier appointed to escort an important traveller in Persian-speaking countries and the Indian subcontinent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Persia and India, an official appointed to act as courier to a traveler of distinction.
Persian مهماندار (mehmândâr), compound of مهمان (mehmân, "guest") and دار (dâr, "guest"). (Wiktionary)