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n.1.Office of a chamberlain.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Chamberlainship was an important and powerful office, coveted by many earls and barons--an anachronistic combination of royal household duties reaching back to the twelfth century and of much wider, seventeenth-century administrative responsibilities involving constant access to the monarch.
Another noble, Sir Robert Sidney, was Sir Philip Sidney's brother and had long corresponded with Essex, who supported him for the Lord Chamberlainship in the 1590s.
Then, there may have been, even by eighteenth-century standards, something unedifying over Wilkes's failure to open the books for inspection during his long City chamberlainship.