Definition: The term chamber had several different meanings:
- In medieval castles, a chamber was a private bedroom or sitting room.
- Later, a chamber came to mean a hall used by lawmakers.
- Still later, the term for the room came to be applied to those who used it: a body of lawmakers and judges was considered a chamber.
Examples:Sir Knobbly wanted to meet Lady DeMure in her chamber, but she wasn't having any of it.
The judges met in the chamber to determine the outcome of Sir Knobbly's sad case.
The Star Chamber, established in the reign of Henry VII, was a body of judges accountable to no one but the king.