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chamberlain


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chamberlain  \Cham"ber*lain\,  n.  [OF.  chamberlain,  chambrelencF 
  chambellon  OHG.  chamerling  chamarlinc  G.  k["a]mmerling, 
  kammer  chamber  (fr.  L.  camera)  +  -ling.  See  {Chamber},  and 
  {-ling}.]  [Formerly  written  {chamberlin}.] 
  1.  An  officer  or  servant  who  has  charge  of  a  chamber  or 
  chambers. 
 
  2.  An  upper  servant  of  an  inn.  [Obs.] 
 
  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 
 
  {The  lord  chamberlain  of  England},  an  officer  of  the  crown, 
  who  waits  upon  the  sovereign  on  the  day  of  coronation,  and 
  provides  requisites  for  the  palace  of  Westminster,  and  for 
  the  House  of  Lords  during  the  session  of  Parliament.  Under 
  him  are  the  gentleman  of  the  black  rod  and  other  officers. 
  His  office  is  distinct  from  that  of  the  lord  chamberlain 
  of  the  Household,  whose  functions  relate  to  the  royal 
  housekeeping. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chamberlain 
  n  1:  the  treasurer  of  a  municipal  corporation 
  2:  an  officer  who  manages  the  household  of  a  king  or  nobleman 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Chamberlain,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04541 
  Chamberlain,  SD  (city,  FIPS  11220) 
  Location:  43.80763  N,  99.32024  W 
  Population  (1990):  2347  (1024  housing  units) 
  Area:  8.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57325 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chamberlain 
  a  confidential  servant  of  the  king  (Gen.  37:36;  39:1).  In  Rom. 
  16:23  mention  is  made  of  "Erastus  the  chamberlain."  Here  the 
  word  denotes  the  treasurer  of  the  city,  or  the  quaestor,  as  the 
  Romans  styled  him  He  is  almost  the  only  convert  from  the  higher 
  ranks  of  whom  mention  is  made  (comp.  Acts  17:34).  Blastus, 
  Herod's  chamberlain"  (Acts  12:20),  was  his  personal  attendant 
  or  valet-de-chambre.  The  Hebrew  word  _saris_,  thus  translated  in 
  Esther  1:10,  15;  2:3,  14,  21,  etc.,  properly  means  an  eunuch  (as 
  in  the  marg.),  as  it  is  rendered  in  Isa.  39:7;  56:3. 
 




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