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Definition: To sit at chambers
, n. [F. chambre, fr. L. camera vault, arched
roof, in LL. chamber, fr. Gr. ? anything with a vaulted roof
or arched covering; cf. Skr. kmar to be crooked. Cf.
1. A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a
bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.
2. pl. Apartments in a lodging house. “A bachelor's life in
3. A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative
body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate
4. A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or
association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of
5. A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity; as,
the chamber of a canal lock; the chamber of a furnace; the
chamber of the eye.
6. pl. (Law.) A room or rooms where a lawyer transacts
business; a room or rooms where a judge transacts such
official business as may be done out of court.
7. A chamber pot. [Colloq.]
(a) That part of the bore of a piece of ordnance which
holds the charge, esp. when of different diameter from
the rest of the bore; -- formerly, in guns, made
smaller than the bore, but now larger, esp. in
(b) A cavity in a mine, usually of a cubical form, to
contain the powder.
(c) A short piece of ordnance or cannon, which stood on
its breech, without any carriage, formerly used
chiefly for rejoicings and theatrical cannonades.
. See Air chamber
, in the Vocabulary.
Chamber of commerce
, a board or association to protect the
interests of commerce, chosen from among the merchants and
traders of a city.
, a secret council. --Shak.
or Chamber counselor
, a counselor who
gives his opinion in private, or at his chambers, but does
not advocate causes in court.
, a chamber companion; a roommate; a chum.
, tapestry or hangings for a chamber.
, urine. --Shak.
, vocal or instrumental music adapted to
performance in a chamber or small apartment or audience
room, instead of a theater, concert hall, or church.
(Law.), the practice of counselors at law,
who give their opinions in private, but do not appear in
To sit at chambers
, to do business in chambers, as a judge.