Bedchamber Bed"cham`ber, n. A chamber for a bed; an apartment form sleeping in. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Lords of the bedchamber}, eight officers of the royal household, all of noble families, who wait in turn a week each. [Eng.]

{Ladies of the bedchamber}, eight ladies, all titled, holding a similar official position in the royal household, during the reign of a queen. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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