cameral

adjective

cam·​er·​al
ˈkam(ə)rəl,
ˈkaamrəl
1
: of or relating to a legislative or judicial chamber
2
: cameralistic
the cameral sciences

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1729, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cameral was in 1729

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“Cameral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cameral. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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