1. Robert,1802–71, Scottish publisher and editor.
  2. Robert William,1865–1933, U.S. novelist and illustrator.
  3. WhittakerJay David Chambers, 1901–61, U.S. journalist, Communist spy, and accuser of Alger Hiss. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for whittaker chambers


pl n
  1. a judge's room for hearing cases not taken in open court
  2. (in England) the set of rooms occupied by barristers where clients are interviewed (in London, mostly in the Inns of Court)
  3. British archaic a suite of rooms; apartments
  4. (in the US) the private office of a judge
  5. in chambers law
    1. in the privacy of a judge's chambers
    2. in a court not open to the publicFormer name for sense 5: in camera
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