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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“Cameral.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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