Majordomo



[mey-jer-doh-moh] /ˌmeɪ dʒərˈdoʊ moʊ/

noun, plural major-domos.
1.
a man in charge of a great household, as that of a sovereign; a chief steward.
2.
a steward or butler.
3.
a person who makes arrangements for another.
/ˌmeɪdʒəˈdəʊməʊ/
noun (pl) -mos
1.
the chief steward or butler of a great household
2.
(facetious) a steward or butler
n.

1580s, via Italian maggiordomo or Spanish mayordomo, from Medieval Latin major domus “chief of the household,” also “mayor of the palace” under the Merovingians, from Latin major “greater” (see major (adj.)) + genitive of domus “house” (see domestic).
messaging, tool
A popular freeware mailing list processor written in Perl which runs under Unix. Majordomo is a “groupware” project which evolved from code by Brent Chapman , with maintenance by John Rouillard . The current Majordomo maintainer is Chan Wilson .
A majordomo is a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another; from Latin “major domus” – “master of the house”.
(http://greatcircle.com/majordomo/).
(2001-04-27)

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