- 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 chambersbox, apartment, room, cell, bedroom, cubicle, hall, legislature, organization, case, flat, container, cavity, hollow, pocket, alcove, chest, lodging, enclosure, socket
Examples from the Web for chambers
Contemporary Examples of chambers
In head shops you can also buy vaporizers with chambers that can process actual dry buds, but that is so 20th century.This Is Your E-Cigarette on Drugs
July 28, 2014
The word “Carcosa,” which Chambers borrowed from Ambrose Bierce, and which later showed up in the works of H.P. Lovecraft.How ‘True Detective’ Will End
March 3, 2014
“This will end as an annulled election by the Constitutional Court, I think,” says Chambers.Thai Election Not Likely To Resolve Protests
February 1, 2014
In a strange twist, Chambers was to play the part of Shana Babcock, the best friend of Linda Lovelace.
Chambers, who had divorced Traynor back in 1985, was uncomfortable with the storyline.
Historical Examples of chambers
And they were still further indebted to the Messrs. Chambers.Explorations in Australia
A bee entered one of the chambers with a prophecy of flowers.Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
My soul, 'Melia, how I should like to git up into your chambers!Tiverton Tales
The three hospitals of Lourdes had emptied their chambers of horror.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
We then entered the house and ascended to our chambers, still without a word.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- in the privacy of a judge's chambers
- in a court not open to the publicFormer name for sense 5: in camera
- 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.