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or ma·jor·do·mo  (mā′jər-dō′mō)
n. pl. ma·jor-do·mos or ma·jor·do·mos
1. The head steward or butler in the household of a sovereign or great noble.
2. A steward or butler.
3. One who makes arrangements or directs affairs for another.

[Italian maggiordomo or Spanish mayordomo, both from Medieval Latin māior domūs : Latin māior, chief; see meg- in Indo-European roots + Latin domūs, genitive of domus, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]
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[ˌmeɪdʒəˈdəʊməʊ] Nmayordomo m
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The duke had a majordomo of a very facetious and sportive turn, and he it was that played the part of Merlin, made all the arrangements for the late adventure, composed the verses, and got a page to represent Dulcinea; and now, with the assistance of his master and mistress, he got up another of the drollest and strangest contrivances that can be imagined.
The majordomo of the Duchess stood before them with a bow.
One Eye Kanty, owing to his early trade, held the always important post of chief armorer, while Peter the Hermit, the last of the five cut-throats whom Norman of Torn had bested that day, six years before, in the hut of Father Claude, had become majordomo of the great castle of Torn, which post included also the vital functions of quartermaster and commissary.
When I ring once, it is for my valet; twice, for my majordomo; thrice, for my steward, -- thus I do not waste a minute or a word.
He was friend, confidante, and majordomo to some of the giants of modern Yiddish literature, including Sholem Aleichem, S.
High-end restaurants such as Majordomo in Los Angeles is already serving strawberry-avocado or horchata (cinnamon and milk flavour) versions.
Surface says: "Majordomo rethinks the design of the traditional hanger with an inventive, deluxe twist.
Hitting all the funny spots are New Zealand-born Jamie McGregor as Timon and South African Pierre van Heerden as Pumbaa, plus Australian actor Andre Jewson as the hornbill majordomo Zazu.
He began his specialty coffee journey as the majordomo for Marvin Golden, at Golden Food & Beverage, an early Boston specialty coffee and wine distributor.
Also on exhibit are the Beast's Library, Belle's favorite things such as the Enchanted Mirror, Lumiere the Casanova of candelabras, Beast's majordomo Cogsworth, and Mrs.
Lucy's direct supervisor at the castle is the majordomo, Mr.
Trainer Whillans' son and assistant Ewan said: "He ran disappointing at Cheltenham (when a distant eighth in the Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase in December).