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privy chamber

noun
  1. a private apartment in a royal residence.
  2. Archaic. a room reserved for the private or exclusive use of some particular person.
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Origin of privy chamber

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for privy chamber

Historical Examples

  • After dinner, in her privy-chamber, he gave her a fair pair of virginals.

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

    Lucy Aikin

  • I had followed him to the door of the privy-chamber, and waited among the pages.

  • The body of the servants were in the Great Hall, as now in the guard-chamber, privy-chamber, &c.


British Dictionary definitions for privy chamber

privy chamber

noun
  1. a private apartment inside a royal residence
  2. archaic a private room reserved for the use of a specific person or group
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