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Meaning of CHAMBERLAIN

Pronunciation:  'cheymburlin, 'cheymburlin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman
  2. [n]  the treasurer of a municipal corporation
  3. [n]  British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)
 

CHAMBERLAIN is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain
 
 See Also: financial officer, national leader, solon, statesman, steward, treasurer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cham"ber*lain\, n. [OF. chamberlain, chambrelencF.
chambellon, OHG. chamerling, chamarlinc, G. k["a]mmerling,
kammer chamber (fr. L. camera) + -ling. See {Chamber}, and
{-ling}.] [Formerly written {chamberlin}.]
1. An officer or servant who has charge of a chamber or
   chambers.

2. An upper servant of an inn. [Obs.]

3. An officer having the direction and management of the
   private chambers of a nobleman or monarch; hence, in
   Europe, one of the high officers of a court.

4. A treasurer or receiver of public money; as, the
   chamberlain of London, of North Wales, etc.

{The lord chamberlain of England}, an officer of the crown,
   who waits upon the sovereign on the day of coronation, and
   provides requisites for the palace of Westminster, and for
   the House of Lords during the session of Parliament. Under
   him are the gentleman of the black rod and other officers.
   His office is distinct from that of the lord chamberlain
   of the Household, whose functions relate to the royal
   housekeeping.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

a confidential servant of the king (Gen. 37:36; 39:1). In Rom. 16:23 mention is made of "Erastus the chamberlain." Here the word denotes the treasurer of the city, or the quaestor, as the Romans styled him. He is almost the only convert from the higher ranks of whom mention is made (comp. Acts 17:34). Blastus, Herod's "chamberlain" (Acts 12:20), was his personal attendant or valet-de-chambre. The Hebrew word _saris_, thus translated in Esther 1:10, 15; 2:3, 14, 21, etc., properly means an eunuch (as in the marg.), as it is rendered in Isa. 39:7; 56:3.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accountant, auditor, bookkeeper, bursar, butler, cashier, cashkeeper, comptroller, controller, curator, depositary, depository, financial officer, house steward, housekeeper, liquidator, majordomo, paymaster, purse bearer, purser, receiver, seneschal, steward, treasurer, trustee
 

 

 

 

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