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A room, especially one in a palace, in which a monarch or other distinguished person receives visitors.
- ‘As soon as breakfast was over I made my way to the Queen's presence chamber and did nothing but sew for three hours.’
- ‘Communal dining in the great hall and in the presence chamber became a daily event in the greater houses like Hampton Court, although it was highly unpopular with the King's aristocratic officers.’
- ‘In freezing January weather, proceedings began in the royal presence chamber, with lords of the Privy Council as spectators.’
- ‘‘His Grace, the Duke, summons you to the presence chamber,’ the squire said.’
- ‘She looked at me harshly and strode away into her presence chamber.’
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