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commissionnaire

Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of commissionaire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An agent or factor; a commission merchant.
  • n. One of a class of attendants, in some European cities, who perform miscellaneous services for travelers.

Etymologies

French, from Latin commissio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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