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gatekeeper

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɡeɪtˌkiːpər/ US   /-pɚ/
a person or organization that controls whether people can have or use a particular service: British Telecom lost its gatekeeper status when it was forced to open up the local network to other companies.
(Definition of gatekeeper from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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