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doorkeeper

[dawr-kee-per, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌki pər, ˈdoʊr-/
noun
1.
a person who guards the entrance of a building.
2.
British. a janitor; hall porter.
3.
Roman Catholic Church, ostiary (def 1).
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; door + keeper
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British Dictionary definitions for door-keeper

doorkeeper

/ˈdɔːˌkiːpə/
noun
1.
a person attending or guarding a door or gateway
2.
(RC Church) (formerly) the lowest grade of holy orders
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door-keeper in the Bible

This word is used in Ps. 84:10 (R.V. marg., "stand at the threshold of," etc.), but there it signifies properly "sitting at the threshold in the house of God." The psalmist means that he would rather stand at the door of God's house and merely look in, than dwell in houses where iniquity prevailed. Persons were appointed to keep the street door leading into the interior of the house (John 18:16, 17; Acts 12:13). Sometimes females held this post.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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