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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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  • Otherwise, admittance is at the doorkeeper's discretion.
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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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