star–chamber

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adjective star–cham·ber \ˈstär-ˈchām-bər\

Definition of star–chamber

  1. :  characterized by secrecy and often being irresponsibly arbitrary and oppressive

Origin and Etymology of star–chamber

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


First Known Use: 1779


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