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Noun: doorkeeper  'dor,kee-pu(r)
  1. An official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
    - usher
  2. The lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
    - ostiary, ostiarius
  3. Someone who guards an entrance
    - doorman, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary

Derived forms: doorkeepers

Type of: clergyman, functionary, guard, Holy Order, man of the cloth, official, Order, reverend

Encyclopedia: Doorkeeper