What is a chamberlain?

What is a chamberlain? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. An officer in charge of managing the household of a sovereign, especially in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.
  2. A high officer of state, as currently with the papal camerlengo, but normally now a mainly honorary title.
  3. (obsolete) An upper servant of an inn.
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In fact, a former chamberlain to the Crown Prince described the remarks as the equivalent to a declaration of war.
It is true that might be taken by catachresis to designate a chamberlain as functionary of the Oriental Court.
Its treasurer was the head of the administration, but the chamberlain made financial policy.
The son of a Yorkist retainer, he came into prominence at the beginning of the reign as chamberlain of the household.
Unfortunately, they had been discovered by a chamberlain and were each receiving admonishments.
Ralph's wife was a daughter or kinswoman of Robert the chamberlain of the Honour of Richmond.

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