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PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod
before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears
2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.