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Definition of Chamberlain


  1. An officer or servant who has charge of a chamber or chambers.
  2. An upper servant of an inn.
  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.

Chamberlain Quotations

Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.
Winston Churchill

I have a Chamberlain I bought from some surfers in Westwood many years ago. It's an early analog synthesizer; it operates on tape loops. It has 60 voices - everything from galloping horses to owls to rain to every instrument in the orchestra.
Tom Waits

When Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government fell in May 1940, the nation turned to Churchill. At last, his unique qualities were brought to bear on a supreme challenge, and with his unshakable optimism, his heroic vision, and above all, his splendid speeches, Churchill roused the spirit of the British people.
Gretchen Rubin

I love the English. My God, they brought us 'Benny Hill,' 'Monty Python,' 'The Office,' Neville Chamberlain.
Seth MacFarlane

They still had the Lord Chamberlain, so we had this idiotic censorship. We were allowed three Jesus Christs instead of 10. Why three were OK, I don't know.
Uta Hagen
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Chamberlain Translations

chamberlain in French is chambellan
chamberlain in German is Kammerherr
chamberlain in Italian is ciambellano
chamberlain in Latin is cubicularius
chamberlain in Swedish is kammarherre
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