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chamberlain

noun cham·ber·lain \ˈchām-bər-lən\

Definition of CHAMBERLAIN

1
:  an attendant on a sovereign or lord in his bedchamber
2
a :  a chief officer in the household of a king or nobleman
b :  treasurer
3
:  an often honorary papal attendant; specifically :  a priest having a rank of honor below domestic prelate

Origin of CHAMBERLAIN

Middle English, from Anglo-French chamberlein, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German chamarling chamberlain, from chamara chamber, from Late Latin camera
First Known Use: 13th century

Chamberlain

biographical name Cham·ber·lain \ˈchām-bər-lən\

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Joseph 1836–1914 & his sons Sir (Joseph) Austen 1863–1937 & (Arthur) Neville 1869–1940 British statesmen

Chamberlain

biographical name

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Wilton Norman 1936–1999 Am. basketball player
CHAMBERLAIN Defined for Kids

chamberlain

noun cham·ber·lain \ˈchām-bər-lən\

Definition of CHAMBERLAIN for Kids

1
:  a chief officer in the household of a ruler or noble
2
:  treasurer <city chamberlain>

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