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(in the UK) the official in charge of the royal household, formerly the licenser of plays.
- ‘The Lord Chamberlain provides advice and assistance to the King and the other members of the Royal Family.’
- ‘Thus for almost two-and-a-half centuries, various Lords Chamberlain determined what British audiences could or could not see on public stages.’
- ‘He held the office of Lord Chamberlain of the Household from January 1853 to February 1858.’
- ‘Until recently, the Lord Chamberlain also had the role of licenser of plays in the City of London, Westminster, and certain other areas.’
- ‘On ceremonial occasions the Lord Chamberlain carries a white staff and a key, the symbols of his office.’
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