Legal Definition and Related Resources of Chambers

Meaning of Chambers

Rooms in court houses for the private use of judges; also certain rooms in court houses which are used by the judges, the masters, registrars, clerks of the supreme court or the county or district Court as the case may be, to hear matters which do not have to be heard in court.

Chambers Alternative Definition

Rooms or apartments. The private room of the judge. Any hearing before a judge which does not take place during a term of court, or while the judge is sitting in court, or an order issued under such circumstances, is said to be “in chambers.” The act may be an official one, and the hearing may be in the court room; but if the court is not in session, it is still said to be done “in chambers.” In England. The office of a barrister. An association of persons habitually meeting together, as a chamber of commerce.

Related Entries of Chambers in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

Browse or run a search for Chambers in the American Encyclopedia of Law, the Asian Encyclopedia of Law, the European Encyclopedia of Law, the UK Encyclopedia of Law or the Latin American and Spanish Encyclopedia of Law.

Chambers in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Chambers Legal Definition

A judge’s private office in the courthouse.

Translate Chambers from English to Spanish

Translation of Chambers, with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Cámara del juez and other legal terms is available here.


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Chambers in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of chambers.

Meaning of Chambers in Spanish

Description/ translation of chambers into Spanish: 1) a puerta cerrada (expresión con la que se designan las actuaciones judiciales que se desarrollan sin la presencia del público); 2) despacho del juez (en el que pueden celebrarse ciertas actuaciones)[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where chambers belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Chambers published by Antonio Peñaranda


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Chambers

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Chambers :

1. The offices occupied by a barrister or group of barristers. (The term is also used for the group of barristers practising from a set of chambers.)

2. The private office of a judge, master, or district judge. Most *interim proceedings are held in chambers (in private) and the public is not admitted, although judgment may be given in open court if the matter is one of public interest.

Chambers Meaning in the U.S. Court System

A judge’s office, typically including a conference room and work space for the judge’s law clerks and secretary.

Meaning of Chambers in the U.S. Legal System

Definition of Chambers published by the National Association for Court Management: A judge’s private office. A hearing in chambers takes place in the judge’s office outside of the presence of the jury and the public.




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