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He and another suspect sit in an antechamber, off a hallway, with a German guard standing nearby.
In my analogy, the two sides are now in the antechamber of family court, awaiting the legal squabble.
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One expects to find an antechamber outside the private chambers of a Supreme Court Justice or leading into the great hall of a medieval castle. In the private end of the castle the lord's or lady's bedchamber would have its own antechamber, which served as a dressing room and sitting room, but could also house bodyguards if the castle came under siege. Anteroom is a less formal synonym, one that's often applied to the waiting rooms of professional offices today.
Origin and Etymology of antechamber
First Known Use: 1587See Words from the same year
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