- 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.
Origin of chamber
OTHER WORDS FROM chamberun·der·cham·ber, noun
How to use chamber in a sentence
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.Georgia announces hand audit|Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, John Wagner, Derek Hawkins|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)|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
Wouldst thou make my watch a pretext for ungodly chambering and profane love passages?
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
The chambering machine is used only in clay or other soil which does not wash readily.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
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
And are you able to say definitely whether it is an extractor or an ejection mark or a chambering mark?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for chamber
- a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
- any of the houses of a legislature