Meaning of STAR-CHAMBER in English

STAR-CHAMBER

Pronunciation: ' stär- ' ch ā m-b ə r

Function: adjective

Etymology: Star Chamber, a court existing in England from the 15th century until 1641

Date: 1788

: characterized by secrecy and often being irresponsibly arbitrary and oppressive

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