[ kam-er-uh ]
/ ˈkæm ər ə /

noun, plural cam·er·ae [kam-uh-ree] /ˈkæm ə ri/.

a judge's private office.


    in camera,
    1. Law. in the privacy of a judge's chambers.
    2. privately.

Origin of camera

1630–40; for earlier sense “vaulted room” < Latin < Greek kamára vault; see chamber Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for in camera (1 of 2)

in camera

/ (ɪn ˈkæmərə) /

adverb, adjective

in a private or secret session; not in public
law (formerly)
  1. in the privacy of a judge's chambers
  2. in a court not open to the publicOfficial name: in chambers

Word Origin for in camera

Latin: in the chamber

British Dictionary definitions for in camera (2 of 2)


/ (ˈkæmərə, ˈkæmrə) /


Word Origin for camera

C18: from Latin: vault, from Greek kamara
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Medicine definitions for in camera


[ kămər-ə, kămrə ]

n. pl. cam•er•ae (-ə-rē)

A chamber or cavity, such as one of the chambers of the heart or eye.

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