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cham•ber•lain



Pronunciation: (chām'bur-lin), [key]
n.
1. an official charged with the management of the living quarters of a sovereign or member of the nobility.
2. an official who receives rents and revenues, as of a municipal corporation; treasurer.
3. the high steward or factor of a member of the nobility.
4. a high official of a royal court.

Cham•ber•lain



Pronunciation: (chām'bur-lin), [key]
n.
1. (Arthur) Neville, 1869–1940, British statesman: prime minister 1937–40.
2. Joseph, 1836–1914, British statesman (father of Sir Austen and Neville Chamberlain).
3. Sir (Joseph) Austen, 1863–1937, British statesman: Nobel peace prize 1925.
4. Owen, born 1920, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1959.
5. Wilt(on Norman) (“Wilt the Stilt”), 1936-1999, U.S. basketball player.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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