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One who is employed to guard an entrance or gateway.
1. (Professions) a person attending or guarding a door or gateway
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church (formerly) the lowest grade of holy orders
door•keep•er(ˈdɔrˌki pər, ˈdoʊr-)
1. a person who guards the entrance of a building.
2. Brit. a janitor; hall porter.
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|Noun||1.||doorkeeper - an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber|
|2.||doorkeeper - the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church|
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
|3.||doorkeeper - someone who guards an entrance |
commissionaire - a uniformed doorman
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
night porter - a porter on duty during the night