cham·ber n
1: a judge's office; specif: the private office where a judge carries on business other than court sessions (as conferences or signing papers)
— usu. used in pl.
four other judges met in my chambers — R. H. Bork
a hearing in chambers
2 a: a hall for the meetings of a deliberative, legislative, or judicial body or assembly
to run back into the House chamber — Tip O'Neill
b: a legislative or judicial body: house
approved by two-thirds of each chamber of CongressU.S. Code

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (body) noun aggregation, assemblee, assembly, bench, bench of judges, board, body of judges, cabinet, caucus, collocation, committee, confederacy, confederation, conflux, congress, constituency, convocation, council, court, federation, forum, gathering, group, ingathering, institute, judicial branch, judicial department, judicatory, law-making body, lawmakers, league, legislative body, legislature, mass, meeting, members of the bar, organization, panel, panel of judges, parliament, plenum, representatives, session, society, tribunal, union associated concepts: chamber of commerce II (compartment) noun alcove, antechamber, anteroom, apartment, box, camera, cell, chambre, closet, court, cubicle, cubiculum, den, division, enclosure, hall, hold, hollow, hollow place, lodging, meeting hall, office, parlor, pars interior, partitioned space, reception room, retreat, room, salle, section, separate part, sitting room, stall, stateroom, thalamus associated concepts: chambers of the court, judicial chambers, legislative chambers III index bench, cell

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A hall or room in which a judicial or legislative body meets.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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