1895, in the meaning defined above
earlier, "person charged with or seeking a commission (as a messenger or porter)," borrowed from French, going back to Middle French commissionere commissioner
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“Commissionaire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commissionaire. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.
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