- a private apartment in a royal residence.
- Archaic. a room reserved for the private or exclusive use of some particular person.
Origin of privy chamber
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for privy chamber
After dinner, in her privy-chamber, he gave her a fair pair of virginals.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
I had followed him to the door of the privy-chamber, and waited among the pages.The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3
The body of the servants were in the Great Hall, as now in the guard-chamber, privy-chamber, &c.
- a private apartment inside a royal residence
- archaic a private room reserved for the use of a specific person or group
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