n.1.An agent or factor; a commission merchant.
2.One of a class of attendants, in some European cities, who perform miscellaneous services for travelers.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A commissionnaire remains all night in a little lodge at the foot of the stairs, and is in the habit of making coffee at his spirit-lamp for any of the officials who may be working over time.
She explained that she was the commissionnaire's wife, who did the charing, and I gave her the order for the coffee.
It ended in a curving staircase, with the commissionnaire's lodge in the passage at the bottom.
I went down the stairs and into the hall, where I found the commissionnaire fast asleep in his box, with the kettle boiling furiously upon the spirit-lamp.
"The commissionnaire, seeing by my pale face that something was to be feared, had followed me upstairs.
"'Ah, that is only my wife,' cried the commissionnaire; 'has no one else passed?'
"'You're only wasting your time, sir, and every minute now is of importance,' cried the commissionnaire;
The charwomen are in the habit of taking off their boots at the commissionnaire's office, and putting on list slippers."
The only tangible fact was that the commissionnaire's wife-Mrs.
The commissionnaire and his wife have been examined in every way without any light being thrown upon the matter.
A few minutes elapsed, as you remember, before the sleepy commissionnaire drew your attention to the bell, and those were just enough to give the thief time to make his escape.
Les auteurs preconisent l'assimilation du commissionnaire de transport au logisticien.

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