The deputy of a chamberlain; in the royal household of England, the deputy of the lord chamberlain.(noun)
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Use "vice-chamberlain" in a sentence
"My friend's research led to extensive lands in Suffolk forming an estate known as Brokes Hall and belonging to one Sir Anthony Wingfield (c1488-1552), knight of the garter and vice-chamberlain of the royal household, who represented Suffolk in parliament."
"In the corridors of the Vatican there has been talk for some time of the departure of Mgr Gabriele Caccia, assessor of General Affairs, a key man in the “Sodano administration”, of Mgr Paolo Sardi, editor of the papal speeches and vice-chamberlain, and of Mgr Carlo Maria Viganò, delegate to the pontifical representatives."
"But he doesn't know Sir Francis Knollys, Elizabeth's vice-chamberlain."