- a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court.
- the private office of a judge.
- (in England) the quarters or rooms that lawyers use to consult with their clients, especially in the Inns of Court.
verb (used with object)
Origin of chamber
Related Words for chamberbox, apartment, room, cell, bedroom, cubicle, hall, legislature, organization, case, flat, container, cavity, hollow, pocket, alcove, chest, lodging, enclosure, socket
Examples from the Web for chamber
Contemporary Examples of chamber
As one walks from chamber to chamber, a number of things become abundantly clear.The Virgin Mary Lookbook
December 7, 2014
Heads turned and people stared for a minute, as three policemen him pulled out of the chamber.Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater
November 19, 2014
This is how Ron Weasley explains the term “Mudblood” in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.Why I Named My Quidditch Film Mudbloods
October 14, 2014
Asked if he knew the names of the newborn quadruplets, Merritt recalled two: gi—a karate outfit—and po—a chamber pot.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
I now know this was a conduction-style vaporizer, which requires a chamber to hold the steam.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
Historical Examples of chamber
His nephew was securely disposed of for the night, being fastened in his chamber.Brave and Bold
No chamber in the palace of a king could have been more fair.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Away to your chamber, sweeting, and keep a blithe face, for she who confesses is shriven.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Finally, with a sense of relief he put out the lights and went to his chamber.Within the Law
He mounted the little steps softly, and entered the chamber.Rico and Wiseli
- a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
- any of the houses of a legislature
Word Origin for chamber
c.1200, "room," usually a private one, from Old French chambre "room, chamber, apartment," also used in combinations to form words for "latrine, privy" (11c.), from Late Latin camera "a chamber, room" (see camera). In anatomy from late 14c.; of machinery from 1769. Gunnery sense is from 1620s. Meaning "legislative body" is from c.1400. Chamber music (1789) was that meant to be performed in private rooms instead of public halls.
late 14c., "to restrain," also "to furnish with a chamber" (inplied in chambered, from chamber (n.). Related: Chambering.