Origin of Star Chamber
Examples from the Web for star chamber
These were maintained by a vigilant and unsparing exercise of jurisdiction in the court of star-chamber.
Almost all that he gained by his heartless diplomacy was a seat in the council and in the star-chamber.
The records show the star-chamber to have taken cognisance both of civil suits and of offences throughout the time of the Tudors.
These were maintained by a vigilant and unsparing exercise of jurisdiction in the Court of Star-chamber.
No star-chamber court, no secret inquisition, in this nineteenth century, can ever be made acceptable to the American mind.The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt|David Miller DeWitt
British Dictionary definitions for star chamber
Cultural definitions for star chamber
A royal court that began in England in the Middle Ages; cases were heard there without juries. Under the early Stuart kings, it was known for its tyrannical judgments. The name came from the courtroom's ceiling, which was painted with stars.