• (noun): An official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative chamber.
    Synonyms: usher
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on doorkeeper:

Sergeant At Arms Of The United States Senate - Office of The Senate Sergeant At Arms
7, 1789, when the Senate created the position of doorkeeper and appointed James T ... until April 6, 1789—the day before it elected its first doorkeeper ... Over the years, the title and duties of the doorkeeper grew ...
... A doorman, also known as doorkeeper, is someone who is posted at, and often guards, a door, or by extension another entrance (specific similar terms exist, e.g ... Usher, often ceremonial Ostiary, ecclesiastical minor order Doorkeeper badged officer of the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament Doorkeeper of the United States ...
James Mathers - Doorkeeper of The Senate
... Mathers to the post of principal Doorkeeper ... one of their very first orders of business, members elected Mathers to be their doorkeeper ... on duties similar to those of the Continental Congress' doorkeeper and secretary ...
Doorkeeper Of The United States House Of Representatives
... the United States House of Representatives from 1789 to 1995, the Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives was chosen by a resolution at the opening of each United States Congress ... The Office of the Doorkeeper was based on precedent from the Continental Congresses ... The Doorkeeper controlled access to the House Chamber and eventually oversaw the press in the gallery ...
Plot Summary - "Before The Law"
... The doorkeeper tells the man that he cannot go through at the present time ... The man asks if he can ever go through, and the doorkeeper says that it is possible ... The man waits by the door for years, bribing the doorkeeper with everything he has ...

More definitions of "doorkeeper":

  • (noun): The lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church.
    Synonyms: ostiary, ostiarius

Famous quotes containing the word doorkeeper:

    Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
    For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
    For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory:
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm LXXXIV (l. LXXXIV, 9–11)