- 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 chamberingprotect, hide, shield, harbor, surround, lodge, shelter, defend, cover, conceal, safeguard, preserve, secure, house, screen, roof, chamber, guard, enclose, ward
Examples from the Web for chambering
Historical Examples of chambering
Not in rioting and drunkenness; not in chambering and wantonness.The Witch Hypnotizer
Zena A. Maher
This worthy cavalier discountenanced all idleness, rioting, chambering, and wantonness among his soldiery.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada
Let not greediness and chambering overtake me, And give me not over to a shameless mind.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)
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
- a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
- any of the houses of a legislature
Word Origin for chamber
late 14c., "to restrain," also "to furnish with a chamber" (inplied in chambered, from chamber (n.). Related: Chambering.
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.