- 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
Examples from the Web for chambers
In head shops you can also buy vaporizers with chambers that can process actual dry buds, but that is so 20th century.
The word “Carcosa,” which Chambers borrowed from Ambrose Bierce, and which later showed up in the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
“This will end as an annulled election by the Constitutional Court, I think,” says Chambers.
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.
This line of exploration appeared preferable to the strong practical mind of Mr. Chambers, who had in view the quid pro quo.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia|William John Wills
At last we did meet, in Jimmy's chambers; and, almost as soon as he saw me, Scudamour asked where Henry was now.My Lady Nicotine|J. M. Barrie
Noises came out of the interior, like a modified din from chambers of revelry.Edith and John|Franklin S. Farquhar
A shock came when they reached the corner of Broadway and Chambers Street.A Good Samaritan|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Without waiting to reply, I caught hold of my flask, and loaded the remaining five chambers of the revolver.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
- 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.