doorkeeper doorkeeper  /ˈdɔr ˌki pər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
  2. (n) the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
  3. (n) someone who guards an entrance

Usage(s):

  1. The aide familiar with Senate Democratic leaders' plans said if Burris tries to enter the Senate chamber, the Senate doorkeeper will stop Burris.
  2. The Capitol Police prepared to arrest the women, but the chief doorkeeper ordered them to leave them alone.
  3. Hoover is a name in high standing at the Capitalvide the Secretary of Commerce, vide the chief doorkeeper at the White House.

News

  • Egypt chaos: Not everyone in Cairo is unhappy with the violence

    CAIRO, Egypt — As the Muslim Brotherhood sit-in outside Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque descended into chaos Wednesday— with police and army troops firing indiscriminately on thousands of protesters in broad daylight — Ragab Ahmed stood outside the building nearby where he works as a doorkeeper.
    on August 16, 2013     Source: New Haven Register

Quotes

  • "I thought that the Centre Party would be a sensible doorkeeper for the environment in the government," said Wetterstrand, who said she was deeply disappointed in Olofsson and the Centre Party for everything from the wolf hunt and its decisions...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Maria Wetterstrand Source: The Local

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