Chamberlain (office)
A chamberlain is an officer in charge of managing a household
Great house
A great house is a large and stately residence; the term encompasses different styles of dwelling in different countries. The name refers to the makeup of the household rather than to any particular architectural style...

. 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
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 had such a chamberlain, who managed city accounts, until the early 20th century.

Great Britain

  • Lord Chamberlain of Scotland
    Chamberlain of Scotland
    Holders of the office of Lord Chamberlain of Scotland are known from about 1124.It was ranked by King Malcolm as the third great Officer of State, called Camerarius Domini Regis, and had a salary of £200 per annum alloted to him...

     historic Office of State in the Kingdom of Scotland, (b.1124–1703)
  • Lord Chamberlain
    Lord Chamberlain
    The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is one of the chief officers of the Royal Household in the United Kingdom and is to be distinguished from the Lord Great Chamberlain, one of the Great Officers of State....

     (Lord Chamberlain of the Household)
  • Lord Great Chamberlain
    Lord Great Chamberlain
    The Lord Great Chamberlain of England is the sixth of the Great Officers of State, ranking beneath the Lord Privy Seal and above the Lord High Constable...

  • Chamberlain of the City of London


  • Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
  • Papal Gentlemen
    Papal Gentlemen
    The Papal Gentlemen, also called the Gentlemen of His Holiness, are the lay attendants of the pope and his papal household in Vatican City. They serve in the Apostolic Palace near St. Peter's Basilica...

    (formerly known as Papal Chamberlains (Cameriere di spada e cappa))
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