cam·​er·​al | \ˈkam(ə)rəl, ˈkaamrəl\

Definition of cameral 

1 : of or relating to a legislative or judicial chamber

2 : cameralistic the cameral sciences

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First Known Use of cameral

1729, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cameral

German kameral-, from Medieval Latin cameralis, from camera treasury (from Latin, arched roof) + Latin -alis -al

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