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presence chamber

noun, Chiefly British
1.
the special room in which a great personage, as a sovereign, receives guests, holds audiences, etc.
Origin of presence chamber
1555-1565
1555-65
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  • His presence chamber and his antechamber were in outward show as splendid as when he was at Whitehall.

  • The doors of the presence chamber were thrown open before her.

    Baron Bruno Louisa Morgan
  • "Serve you right, you little ass," said Blathgowrie as Lucius entered the presence chamber.

    Peter Binney Archibald Marshall
  • The rooms, two in number, next to the presence chamber, are appropriated to them.

  • Pushing aside some curtains of brightly-colored seaweed he led them into the presence chamber.

  • The presence chamber of the King was to him also the room of a familiar friend.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • On the second floor was the presence chamber, finished with carved oak wainscoting and a ceiling full of gilded pendants.

  • In due course he was borne on, and issued in due form into the presence chamber—into the immediate presence of Majesty.

  • Within the presence chamber Elizabeth lay on the floor in a swoon, surrounded by her women only.

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye
  • Entering the presence chamber, he stood at the foot of the throne, and made a low obeisance.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for presence chamber

presence chamber

noun
1.
the room in which a great person, such as a monarch, receives guests, assemblies, etc
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