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chamberlainship

Definitions

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  • n. The office or post of chamberlain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Office of a chamberlain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or dignity of a chamberlain.

Etymologies

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chamberlain +‎ -ship

Examples

  • “I have no charge, Dr. Lundin,” replied the page — “Call me not doctor,” said the chamberlain, “since I have laid aside my furred gown and bonnet, and retired me into this temporality of chamberlainship.”

    The Abbot

  • This wit, who has bequeathed to us no wit; this man of genius, who has formed no work of genius; this bold advocate for popular freedom, who sunk his patriotism in the chamberlainship; was indeed desirous of leaving behind him some trace of the life of an _escroc_ in a piece of autobiography, which, for the benefit of the world, has been thrown to the flames.

    Literary Character of Men of Genius Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions

  • The profits of his chamberlainship being moderate, especially in those unsettled times, he had eked it out a little with some practice in his original profession; and it was said that the inhabitants of the village and barony of Kinross were not more effectually thirled (which may be translated enthralled) to the baron’s mill, than they were to the medical monopoly of the chamberlain.

    The Abbot

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