The chief steward or butler of a large household, the person who runs an organization or project, or a person who speaks or makes arrangements for another person.
The plural is major-domos.
The word’s origins are 16th century, stemming from Spanish and Italian variants of the medieval Latin major domus meaning ‘highest official of the household’ (Oxford Dictionaries).
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Nifty, I didn’t know that. Now I’m going to have to find a way to fit Major-domo into my next book!
Brilliant! Please let me know how you manage it 🙂