noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French chamberlein, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German chamarling chamberlain, from chamara chamber, from Late Latin camera Date: 13th century 1. an attendant on a sovereign or lord in his bedchamber 2. a. a chief officer in the household of a king or nobleman b. treasurer 3. an often honorary papal attendant; specifically a priest having a rank of honor below domestic prelate

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  • chamberlain — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. chamberlenc chamberlain, steward, treasurer (Mod.Fr. chambellan), from a Germanic source (perhaps Frankish *kamerling; Cf. O.H.G. chamarling, Ger. Kämmerling), from L. camera chamber, room (see CAMERA (Cf. camera)) +… …   Etymology dictionary

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