noun, plural major-domos.
a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward.
a steward or butler.
a person who makes arrangements for another.

1580–90; < Spanish mayordomo < Medieval Latin majordomūs head of the house, equivalent to major major + domūs, genitive of domus house; see dome Unabridged
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major-domo (ˌmeɪdʒəˈdəʊməʊ)
n , pl -mos
1.  the chief steward or butler of a great household
2.  facetious a steward or butler
[C16: from Spanish mayordomo, from Medieval Latin mājor domūs head of the household]

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Word Origin & History

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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Computing Dictionary

Majordomo definition

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".
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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