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neville chamberlain


noun

  1. (Arthur) Neville,1869–1940, British statesman: prime minister 1937–40.
  2. Joseph,1836–1914, British statesman (father of Sir Austen and Neville Chamberlain).
  3. Sir (Joseph) Austen,1863–1937, British statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1925.
  4. Owen,1920–2006, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1959.
  5. Wilt(on Norman)Wilt the Stilt, 1936–1999, U.S. basketball player.

noun

  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

noun

  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. 1920–2006, US physicist, who discovered the antiproton. Nobel prize for physics jointly with Emilio Segré 1959

n.early 13c., from Old French chamberlenc “chamberlain, steward, treasurer” (Modern French chambellan), from a Germanic source (perhaps Frankish *kamerling; cf. Old High German chamarling, German Kämmerling), from Latin camera “chamber, room” (see camera) + Germanic diminutive suffix -ling.

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