[n] - a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments
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In English history, a civil and criminal court, named after the star-shaped ceiling decoration of the room in the Palace of Westminster, London, where its first meetings were held. Created in 1487...
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noun a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments
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[disambiguation] The Star Chamber was a notorious English court of law. Star Chamber may also refer to: ...
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The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of Westminster until 1641. It was made up of Privy Counsellors, as well as common-law judges and supplemented the activities of the common-law and equity courts in both civil and criminal matters. The...
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Star Chamber, ancient meeting place of the king of England's councilors in the palace of Westminster in London, so called because of stars painted on the ceiling. The court of the Star Chamber developed from the judicial proceedings traditionally carried out by the king and his council, and was enti...
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Eng. law. A court which formerly had great jurisdiction and power, but which was abolished by stat. 16, C. I., on account of its usurpations and great unpopularity. It consisted of several of the lords spiritual and temporal, being privy counsellors, together with two judges of the courts of common ...
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The Star Chamber was an English court founded in 1487 by Henry VII to punish the misdemeanours of sheriffs and juries, and all illegal assemblies and disturbances. It had jurisdiction over all cases civil and criminal except capital offences. However, under Laud it was miss-used and torture was regu...
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In English history, a civil and criminal court, named after the star-shaped ceiling decoration of the room in the Palace of Westminster, London, where its first meetings were held. Created in 1487 by Henry VII, the Star Chamber comprised some 20 or 30 judges. It was abolished in 1641 by the Long Par...
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[play] Star Chamber is a one act play by Noël Coward, one of ten that make up Tonight at 8:30, a cycle written to be performed in alternating groups of three plays, across three evenings. In the introduction to a published edition of the plays, Coward wrote, "A short play, having a great ad...
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Star'-cham`ber noun [ So called (as conjectured by Blackstone) from being held in a room at the Exchequer where the chests containing certain Jewish comtracts and obligations called starrs (from the Hebrew shetar , pron. shtar ) were ...
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• (n.) An ancient high court exercising jurisdiction in certain cases, mainly criminal, which sat without the intervention of a jury. It consisted of the king`s council, or of the privy council only with the addition of certain judges. It could proceed on mere rumor or examine witnesses; it cou...
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