chamberlainˈtʃeɪm bər lɪn
Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Arthur Neville Chamberlain (noun)
British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)
the treasurer of a municipal corporation
an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman
An officer in charge of managing the household of a sovereign, especially in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.
A high officer of state, as currently with the papal camerlengo, but normally now a mainly honorary title.
A chamberlain is an officer in charge of managing a household. In many countries there are ceremonial posts associated with the household of the sovereign. Historically, many institutions and governments – monasteries, cathedrals and cities – also had the post of chamberlain, who usually had charge of finances. The Finance Director of the City of London is still called Chamberlain, while New York City had such a chamberlain, who managed city accounts, until the early 20th century.