Definition of chamberlain:
- A treasurer or receiver of public money; as, the chamberlain of London, of North Wales, etc.
- 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.
- An officer or servant who has charge of a chamber or chambers.
- An upper servant of an inn.
- "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
- "Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II", Sarah Tytler.
The really responsible person, the Lord Chamberlain, could not be put into the dock; and the manager could not decently be convicted when he could procure in his defence a certificate from the chief officer of the King's household that the play was a proper one.- "The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet", George Bernard Shaw.