Cham·ber·lain(chām′bər-lĭn), (Arthur) Neville 1869-1940.
British politician and prime minister (1937-1940) who advocated a policy of appeasement toward the fascist regimes of Europe. He was forced to declare war on Germany after its invasion of Poland in 1939.
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