Definition of Master of the Household in English:

Master of the Household

noun

  • (Originally) an administrative officer within the department of the Lord Steward in the British royal household; (from 1782) the officer in charge of the management of the establishment of the Lord Steward's department; (from 1848) the officer in charge of the sovereign's entire domestic establishment.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament.