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gatekeeper

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡeɪtˌkiː.pər/ us    /-pɚ/
a person whose job is to open and close a gate and to prevent people entering without permission a person or organization that has control over allowing people to 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.
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