chamberlainship

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chamberlain (ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn)
 
n
1.  an officer who manages the household of a king
2.  the steward of a nobleman or landowner
3.  the treasurer of a municipal corporation
 
[C13: from Old French chamberlayn, of Frankish origin; related to Old High German chamarling chamberlain, Latin camerachamber]
 
'chamberlainship
 
n

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