in camera


: in private : secretly

Examples of in camera in a Sentence

the board of trustees met in camera to decide the fate of the embattled university president

Word History


New Latin, literally, in a chamber

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in camera was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“In camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition

in camera

adverb or adjective
in cam·​e·​ra
ˌin-ˈkam-rə, -ˈka-mə-
: in private
especially : in a judge's chambers
the judge reviewed the sensitive material in camera
an in camera proceeding
compare open court

New Latin, literally, in a chamber

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