- 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)
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Origin of chamber
OTHER WORDS FROM chamberun·der·cham·ber, noun
Example sentences from the Web for chamber
His win is another crucial victory for Republicans as the party seeks to maintain control of the chamber, which will now be determined by a pair of January runoff elections in Georgia.
Democrats failed to pick up any state legislative chambers this November, and they could face the consequences of that for the next decade.Where Democrats will be locked out of power in redistricting battles next year|Amber Phillips|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
So that leaves the two Senate seats from Georgia to determine control of the chamber in a rare double-barreled runoff election nearly two months from now.Georgia’s Runoffs Will Determine Control Of The Senate. Here’s What We Know So Far.|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|November 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
All in all, the results mean Republicans will control 59 out of the country’s 98 partisan chambers—Nebraska has just one nonpartisan legislative chamber.Democrats suffer big losses in state legislatures during a crucial year for redistricting|Aric Jenkins|November 5, 2020|Fortune
Besides becoming the highest-ranking nonbinary official in the country, Turner will also be the first practicing Muslim elected to the Oklahoma state legislature, which in 2019 blocked an imam from conducting the chamber’s daily prayer.A Muslim millennial was elected the country’s first out nonbinary lawmaker — in Oklahoma|Teo Armus|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Did you examine the cartridge cases for chambering marks, extraction marks, or ejection marks?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
This custom of sharing chambers gave rise to the word 'chumming,' an abbreviation of 'chambering.'A Book About Lawyers|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in contention and envy.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
All the money earned by prisoners was at their own disposal, and was spent almost habitually in drink, chambering, and wantonness.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2|Arthur Griffiths
Let not greediness and chambering overtake me, And give me not over to a shameless mind.
British Dictionary definitions for chamber
- a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
- any of the houses of a legislature