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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

I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace.
Christopher Atkins

You don't have to be Wilt Chamberlain to get into the Basketball Hall of Fame. If you don't have a sweet turnaround jumper from 18 feet, the best route to the Hall is fatherhood. Daniel Biasone, aka the 'father of the 24-second clock,' made the cut.
Brendan I. Koerner

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
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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