Definition of Star chamber

1. Noun. A former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments.

Generic synonyms: Court, Judicature, Tribunal



Definition of Star chamber

1. Noun. a legal or administrative body with strict, arbitrary rulings and secretive proceedings ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Star Chamber

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star-glory
star-leaf begonia
star-nosed mole
star-of-Bethlehem
star-shaped
star-struck
star-studded
star-thistle
star anise
star aniseed
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star apple
star apples
star begonia
star chamber (current term)
star chart
star charts
star cloud
star clouds
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Literary usage of Star chamber

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1. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1900)
"Accounts of star chamber Dinners, Ax the close of the day's work in the Court of star chamber, the judges and clerk of the court and, on some occasions, ..."

2. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"To this Court matters are constantly referred by the Privy Council in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI,Mary,and Elizabeth ; and when the star chamber is ..."

3. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"But the body which was present in the star chamber next day WHS a Committee of the Council ... It was not the Court of star chamber, for it transacted some ..."

4. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"When, at the end of the i6th century, the jurisdiction of the Council had come to be exercised mainly in the star chamber, it might seem as if the court of ..."

5. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1896)
"To this Court matters are constantly referred by the Privy Council in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth; and when the star chamber is ..."

6. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead, Philip Arthur Ashworth (1905)
"star chamber abolished. prerogative of levying customs on merchandise. By this Act (which granted to the king tonnage and poundage for less than two months) ..."

7. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"By an " Act for the regulating of the Privy Council, and for taking away the Court commonly called the star chamber, after reciting Magna Charta and its ..."

8. A History of England, from the Defeat of the Armada to the Death of by Edward Potts Cheyney (1914)
"It is evident, however, that self-reliant as the councillors were, the presence of the judges in their number on star chamber days had much to do with their ..."

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