presence chamber


noun Chiefly British.

the special room in which a great personage, as a sovereign, receives guests, holds audiences, etc.

Origin of presence chamber

First recorded in 1555–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for presence chamber

Historical Examples of presence chamber

  • Thus licensed, the Chief and Waverley left the presence-chamber.


    Sir Walter Scott

  • And, accompanied by Campeggio, he slowly quitted the presence-chamber.

    Windsor Castle

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • It is situated at the sea gate to the presence-chamber of the Queen of the Adriatic.


    Dorothy Menpes

  • Our Father's ear is ever open, His presence-chamber is ever accessible.

    Elijah the Tishbite

    C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh

  • Even the presence-chamber of this princess was covered in this manner.

British Dictionary definitions for presence chamber

presence chamber


the room in which a great person, such as a monarch, receives guests, assemblies, etc
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