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Definition of "chamberlain" [cham•ber•lain]

  • An officer who manages the household of a sovereign or noble; a chief steward. (noun)
  • A high-ranking official in various royal courts. (noun)
  • An official who receives the rents and fees of a municipality; a treasurer. (noun)
  • Roman Catholic Church An often honorary papal attendant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chamberlain" in a sentence
  • "May 19, 2004 at 10: 19 AM totally assumed it was richard chamberlain from the thornbirds and thought to myself "damn, he sure has fallen to low places" i crack myself up sometimes."
  • "So she called her chamberlain apart, and said, "Tell me truly, hast thou not often heard speak of that fair knight, Sir Graelent, whose praise is in all men's mouths?""
  • "Then he called his chamberlain, Messer Traiano, and bade him bring five hundred golden ducats of the Camera."