What is another word for chamberlain?

Pronunciation: [t͡ʃˈe͡ɪmbəlˌɪn] (IPA)

A chamberlain is a person employed in royal households or a nobleman responsible for managing household affairs. Some synonyms for chamberlain include butler, steward, housekeeper, majordomo, valet, and chambermaid. A butler is an official who runs the household, while a steward manages the estate. A housekeeper is responsible for keeping the house clean, while a majordomo oversees the whole household. A valet helps to dress and maintain the clothes of the master of the house. A chambermaid attends to the personal needs of the mistress of the house. These different synonyms imply that chamberlains have been a vital cog in many historic and wealthy households throughout history.

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Usage examples for Chamberlain

The supposition is not without plausibility that this nobleman was Chuza, Herod's chamberlain, and that this miracle, which had so powerful an effect on the family in which it was wrought, was the origin of that devotion to our Lord which was afterwards shown by Chuza's wife.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
That is the ground, for example, which Mr. Spencer takes for advocating land nationalization, and Mr. chamberlain for his various claims for "ransom."
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
Mr. chamberlain is certainly wrong in thinking over-government an extinct danger under democratic institutions, a mere survival from times of oppression which haunts the people still, though they are their own masters, with foolish fears of over-governing themselves.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Chamberlain

  • Once there ruled in the distant city of Wirani a king who was both mighty and wise. And he was feared for his might and loved for his wisdom. Now, in the heart of that city was a well, whose water was cool and crystalline, from which all the inhabitants drank, even the king and his courtiers; for there was no other well. One night when all were asleep, a witch entered the city, and poured seven drops of strange liquid into the well, and said, “From this hour he who drinks this water shall become mad.” Next morning all the inhabitants, save the king and his lord chamberlain, drank from the well and became mad, even as the witch had foretold. And during that day the people in the narrow streets and in the market places did naught but whisper to one another, “The king is mad. Our king and his lord chamberlain have lost their reason. Surely we cannot be ruled by a mad king. We must dethrone him.” That evening the king ordered a golden goblet to be filled from the well. And when it was brought to him he drank deeply, and gave it to his lord chamberlain to drink. And there was great rejoicing in that distant city of Wirani, because its king and its lord chamberlain had regained their reason.
    Khalil Gibran

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