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chamberlain

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

Chamberlain

1. Sir (Joseph) Austen. 1863--1937, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1924--29); awarded a Nobel peace prize for his negotiation of the Locarno Pact (1925)
2. his father, Joseph. 1836--1914, British statesman; originally a Liberal, he resigned in 1886 over Home Rule for Ireland and became leader of the Liberal Unionists; a leading advocate of preferential trading agreements with members of the British Empire
3. his son, (Arthur) Neville. 1869--1940, British Conservative statesman; prime minister (1937--40): pursued a policy of appeasement towards Germany; following the German invasion of Poland, he declared war on Germany on Sept. 3, 1939
4. Owen. born 1920, US physicist, who discovered the antiproton. Nobel prize for physics jointly with Emilio Segré 1959

Chamberlain

 

(German, Kammerherr), a court title in Western European monarchies. It was first introduced in medieval Spain and was then established by Charles V in Germany in the 16th century and by Catherine II in Russia in the 18thcentury. Originally, the chamberlain was an official of the courtin charge of some definite branch of court administration. Linked with these functions were the regalia of the chamberlain adopted in many countries—a golden key on a blue ribbon. In Russia, a ukase of Alexander I of Apr. 3, 1809, reduced the court staff of the chamberlains (kamergery), and the title sub sequently became honorary. In Russia beginning in 1836, only members of the dvorianstvo (nobility or gentry) in state service with a ranknot lower than deistviteVnyi statskii sovetnik (actual state councilor, the fourth highest rank in the Table of Ranks), were recommended for the title of kamerger.

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However, when it came to Ida and Hilda's warnings about Hitler, Neville Chamberlain chose to ignore their fears.
LINDY Chamberlain, convicted of murdering her baby eight years ago in the so-called 'dingo murder case', was innocent and a victim of a miscarriage of justice, an Australian court ruled yesterday.
Chamberlains opened in March 2011 at a time when the cost of fish and chips were already on the increase but there has been a rise in the cost of potatoes and cod within the last two years so we asked how the newcomers to fish and chips had coped with the increasing prices.
Chamberlains would yesterday not name the estate agent for confidentiality reasons.
In January, Chamberlains was named Best Newcomer at the national 2012 Fish and Chip awards.
To the Birmingham press (fiercely loyal to the Chamberlains) Mosley represented 'champagne socialism', radical politics without roots.
Q PAT Rowland from Kings Heath writes about the birth of her Aunt Floss, born on the night that her father, Francis Benjamin Miles, played piano for the Chamberlain family at Highbury Hall.
Sixty years ago Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hailed 'Peace in our time' after getting Adolf Hitler to sign the Munich Agreement.
He said: "We accept it was the Chamberlains who can be seen on the video at the relevant period and are sure it was they who damaged the car."
"The Chamberlains were an outstanding exception, their wealth and influence urban-based and derived from manufacturer and commerce.
Chamberlains opened in March 2011 at a time when the cost of fish and chips was already on the increase.
A 32-year legal mystery over the death of a baby in Australia's outback came to an end on Tuesday when a coroner found a dingo was responsible for killing infant Azaria Chamberlain.