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major-domo

[mey-jer-doh-moh] /ˌmeɪ dʒərˈdoʊ moʊ/
noun, plural major-domos.
1.
a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward.
2.
a steward or butler.
3.
a person who makes arrangements for another.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Spanish mayordomo < Medieval Latin majordomūs head of the house, equivalent to major major + domūs, genitive of domus house; see dome
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major-domo

/ˌmeɪdʒəˈdəʊməʊ/
noun (pl) -mos
1.
the chief steward or butler of a great household
2.
(facetious) a steward or butler
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish mayordomo, from Medieval Latin mājor domūs head of the household
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Word Origin and History for majordomo
major-domo
1580s, via It. maggiordomo or Sp. mayordomo, from M.L. major domus "chief of the household," also "mayor of the palace" under the Merovingians, from L. major "greater" + gen. of domus "house" (see domestic).
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majordomo in Technology
messaging, tool
A popular freeware mailing list processor written in Perl which runs under Unix. Majordomo is a "groupware" project which evolved from code by Brent Chapman , with maintenance by John Rouillard . The current Majordomo maintainer is Chan Wilson .
A majordomo is a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another; from Latin "major domus" - "master of the house".
(http://greatcircle.com/majordomo/).
(2001-04-27)
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