A majordomo is a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes
charge for another. Typically, the term refers to the highest (major)
person of a household (domūs or domicile) staff, a head servant who
acts on behalf of the owner of a large or significant residence.
Synonyms include castellan, concierge, chamberlain, seneschal, mayor
of the palace, curopalate, maître d'hôtel, head butler, and steward.
The term also refers, more informally, to someone who oversees the
day-to-day responsibilities of a business enterprise.
Hispanos of New Mexico
Hispanos of New Mexico use this term to refer to the
manager of an acequia system for a town or valley.
2 Examples in fiction
3 See also
The origin is from maior domūs (Latin, "principal" and "house"), and
it was borrowed into English from Spanish "mayordomo" or obsolete
Italian "maiordomo". Also found as French "majordome", modern Italian
"maggiordomo", Portuguese and Galician "mordomo", in Romanian and
Examples in fiction
In Les Miserables, Major Domo oversees proceedings at the wedding of
Marius and Cosette, in the stage version, introducing M. and Mme.
Thenardier to the wedding waltzers.
Walter Slezak as Maurice Clavell in the comedy film Come September
(1961) not only plays the role of Rock Hudson's majordomo, but also
takes advantage of his employer's absence to turn the luxurious
Italian villa into resort hotel.
Jonathan Higgins served as the majordomo of the Robin's
Nest estate in the
Magnum, P.I. series.
Michael Carter portrayed the twi'lek Bib Fortuna, Jabba the Hutt's
majordomo, in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Fortuna
screens visitors, handles low-level bargaining, as well as carrying
out Jabba's wishes in the court.
In the 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast, the character
of Cogsworth has the position of majordomo in the castle, alongside
Lumiere who is the castle's Maître d'hôtel.
In the 1994 film
The Lion King
The Lion King the character Zazu serves as majordomo
(or as he introduces himself, "majordodo") to
Mufasa and later his son
Simba after he became king.
In the video game universe of Warcraft,
Majordomo Executus is the
chief officer of the elemental Fire Lord Ragnaros, residing in the
Molten Core. Upon Ragnaros' return, former Archdruid Fandral Staghelm
assumes the role as his majordomo.
In the video game The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, the game's protagonist
Geralt of Rivia
Geralt of Rivia acquires a large estate in the Blood And Wine
expansion. The estate's affairs are overseen by the majordomo
Look up majordomo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Mayordomo – Mexican chocolate manufacturer with similar name
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