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cham·ber·lain

 (chām′bər-lən)
n.
1.
a. An officer who manages the household of a sovereign or noble; a chief steward.
b. A high-ranking official in various royal courts.
2. An official who receives the rents and fees of a municipality; a treasurer.
3. Roman Catholic Church
a. A papal gentleman. No longer in use.
b. A camerlengo.

[Middle English chaumberlein, from Old French chamberlenc, from Frankish *kamerling : Late Latin camera, chamber; see chamber + Germanic *-linga-, one connected with; see -ling1.]
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chamberlain

(ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an officer who manages the household of a king
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the steward of a nobleman or landowner
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the treasurer of a municipal corporation
[C13: from Old French chamberlayn, of Frankish origin; related to Old High German chamarling chamberlain, Latin camera chamber]
ˈchamberlainˌship n

Chamberlain

(ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn)
n
1. (Biography) Sir (Joseph) Austen. 1863–1937, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1924–29); awarded a Nobel peace prize for his negotiation of the Locarno Pact (1925)
2. (Biography) his father, Joseph. 1836–1914, British statesman; originally a Liberal, he resigned in 1886 over Home Rule for Ireland and became leader of the Liberal Unionists; a leading advocate of preferential trading agreements with members of the British Empire
3. (Biography) his son, (Arthur) Neville. 1869–1940, British Conservative statesman; prime minister (1937–40): pursued a policy of appeasement towards Germany; following the German invasion of Poland, he declared war on Germany on Sept 3, 1939
4. (Biography) Owen. 1920–2006, US physicist, who discovered the antiproton. Nobel prize for physics jointly with Emilio Segré 1959
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cham•ber•lain

(ˈtʃeɪm bər lɪn)

n.
1. an official who manages the living quarters of a sovereign or member of the nobility.
2. the high steward or factor of a member of the nobility.
3. a high official of a royal court.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French, variant of chamberlenc < Frankish *kamerling=kamer (< Latin camera room; see chamber) + -ling -ling1]

Cham•ber•lain

(ˈtʃeɪm bər lɪn)

n.
1. (Arthur) Neville, 1869–1940, British prime minister 1937–40.
2. Sir (Joseph) Austen, 1863–1937, British statesman: Nobel peace prize 1925.
3. Wilt(on Norman) ( “Wilt the Stilt” ), 1936–99, U.S. basketball player.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chamberlain - British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)Chamberlain - British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)
2.chamberlain - the treasurer of a municipal corporation
financial officer, treasurer - an officer charged with receiving and disbursing funds
3.chamberlain - an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman
steward - someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
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Translations

chamberlain

[ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn] Nchambelán m, gentilhombre m de cámara
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chamberlain

nKammerherr m
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chamberlain

[ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn] nciambellano
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Once, in the days when the Imperial Institute rose in South Kensington, and Joseph Chamberlain was booming the Empire, I induced the editor of a leading monthly review to commission an article from Sweet on the imperial importance of his subject.
Aspiring boxer Laoui Ali, aged 17, stabbed Sidali Mohamed in the chest in broad daylight outside Joseph Chamberlain College on February 13.
Michael Burrows QC, prosecuting, said Sidali died after being stabbed in the stomach outside Joseph Chamberlain College, Perry Barr, in February.
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Joseph Chamberlain's dream for Birmingham to have a city centre to rival the best in Europe has long been knocked over by the wrecking ball.
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Kate Middleton's lineage, along with other of Reed's research regarding the Duchess will be presented at a conference at Birmingham's Newman University on July 4 and 5, in celebration of the 100-year death anniversary of Joseph Chamberlain.
In this work of political biography, Chambers (executive officer of the Centre for Irish Studies, Murdoch U., Australia) examines the involvement of two generations of British politicians--Conservative Lord Randolph Churchill and Liberal Joseph Chamberlain and their sons Winston Churchill and Austen Chamberlain--with the Irish question from 1874 to the establishment of home rule in 1922.
Joseph Chamberlain was MP for Birmingham in 1876 while son Neville was leader in 1937.
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Basically, Churchill was an individualist who had an instinctive mistrust of government action in the service of vested interests, be they the church, the military, the aristocracy, or manufacturing interests - not to mention the Conservative Party establishment from Joseph Chamberlain in the 1900s to his son Neville in the 30s or the Labor Party of Ernest Bevin and Clement Attlee in the '40s and early 50s.