in camera

adverb

Definition of in camera

  1. :  in private :  secretly

Examples of in camera in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of in camera

New Latin, literally, in a chamber


First Known Use: 1872


Law Dictionary

in camera

adverb or adjective in cam·e·ra \ˌin-ˈkam-rə, -ˈka-mə-\

Legal Definition of in camera

  1. :  in private; especially :  in a judge's chambers the judge reviewed the sensitive material in camera an in camera proceeding — compare open court

Origin and Etymology of in camera

New Latin, literally, in a chamber


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