noun /ˈmeɪməndɑː/
An official courier appointed to escort an important traveller in Persian-speaking countries and the Indian subcontinent.

, 1974: His mehmandar stood by, fresh as a clover from their walk, his arms crossed on his Aiantian chest. — Guy Davenport, Tatlin!

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