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n. 1 (context obsolete English) A deputy or clerk of a foreign official 2 (context chiefly in combination English) An assistant to a chef

Usage examples of "commis".

Il a commis le plus affreux des attentats contre moi et contre la marine.

It was also a kind of testicle-protector, for there were some dirty fighters among the Maltese and Cypriot commis waiters.