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 for doorkeeper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Doorkeeper \Door"keep`er\, n.
     One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a
     porter; a janitor.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  doorkeeper
      n 1: an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or
           legislative chamber [syn: usher, doorkeeper]
      2: the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western
         Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church [syn:
         doorkeeper, ostiary, ostiarius]
      3: someone who guards an entrance [syn: doorkeeper, doorman,
         door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper,
         ostiary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "doorkeeper":
     acolyte, acolytus, cerberus, concierge, deacon, diaconus, doorman,
     exorcist, exorcista, gatekeeper, holy orders, janitor, lector,
     major orders, minor orders, ostiarius, ostiary, porter, presbyter,
     priest, reader, receptionist, subdeacon, subdiaconus, usher,
     warden
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Door-keeper
     This word is used in Ps. 84:10 (R.V. marg., "stand at the
     threshold of," etc.), but there it signifies properly "sitting
     at the threshold in the house of God." The psalmist means that
     he would rather stand at the door of God's house and merely look
     in, than dwell in houses where iniquity prevailed.
     
       Persons were appointed to keep the street door leading into
     the interior of the house (John 18:16, 17; Acts 12:13).
     Sometimes females held this post.
     

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