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chamber (2 London is called ‘Regum Angliae Camera’=Chamber of the Kings of England, by Camden in his ‘Britannia’; the orig. application was to cities or provinces directly subject and yielding immediate revenue to the king)
1. “of” (a person's) “chamber,” one of his attendants, chamberlain to him AYL. II. ii. 5, Mac. I. vii. 76, II. iii. 108, Per. I. i. 152.
2. metropolis, capital R3 III. i. 1 “Welcome, sweet prince, to London, to your chamber.”
3. 16th-17th cent. name of a small piece of ordnance 2H4 II. iv. 56.
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