from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the room in which a great personage receives company.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The room in which a great personage receives his guests, or those entitled to come before him; a hall of state.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. room in which a monarch or other great person receives guests, assemblies, etc.
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The sanctuary of the presence chamber was veiled with a curtain; and the vizier, who conducted the ambassadors, laid aside the cimeter, and prostrated himself three times on the ground; the veil was then removed; and they beheld the commander of the faithful, who signified his pleasure to the first slave of the throne.