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chamber

(Body), noun aggregation, assemblée, assembly, bench, bench of judges, board, body of judges, cabinet, caucus, collocation, committee, confederacy, conflux, congress, constituency, convocation, council, court, federation, forum, gathering, group, institute, judicial branch, judicial department, law-making body, lawmakers, league, legislative body, legislature, mass, meeting, members of the bar, panel, panel of judges, parliament, plenum, representatives, session, society, tribunal, union
Associated concepts: chamber of commerce

chamber

(Compartment), noun alcove, antechamber, anteroom, apartment, box, camera, cell, chambre, closet, court, cubicle, cubiculum, den, division, enclosure, hall, hold, hollow, hollow place, lodging, meeting hall, office, parlor, pars interior, partitioned space, reception room, room, salle, section, separate part, sitting room, stall, stateroom, thalamus
Associated concepts: chambers of the court, judicial chammers, legislative chambers
See also: agency, body, commission, committee, congress, panel, parley, session, staff, syndicate, union

CHAMBER. A room in a house.
     2. It was formerly hold that no freehold estate could be had in a chamber, but it was afterwards ruled otherwise. When a chamber belongs to one person, and the rest of the house with the land is owned by another the two estates are considered as two separate but adjoining dwelling house's. Co. Litt. 48, b; Bro. Ab. Demand, 20; 4 Mass. 575; 6 N. H. Rep. 555; 9 Pick. R. 297; vide 3 Leon. 210; 3 Watts. R. 243.
     3. By chamber is also understood the place where an assembly is held; and, by the use of a figure, the assembly itself is called a chamber.

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As he reaches the door, LADY CHILTERN enters from her boudoir.
The severe and homely simplicity of the apartment, with its naked walls and brick pavement, looked strange, accustomed as Georgiana had become to the fantastic elegance of her boudoir.
So the two went to the dressing-room of the Princess and searched carefully in every corner and among the vases and baskets and ornaments that stood about the pretty boudoir.
Across the baby grand piano lay the corpse of another black warrior, while before the door of Lady Jane's boudoir were the dead bodies of three more of the faithful Greystoke servants.
If you go at once to your countess' boudoir you will find them together.
The curtain was still hanging, but the boudoir and dressing-room could be taken as one chamber for the purposes of our experiment.
She opened a door near the fireplace, which led, through a little corridor hung with rare prints, to her own boudoir.
Entering his mother's boudoir one day Halpin Frayser kissed her upon the forehead, toyed for a moment with a lock of her dark hair which had escaped from its confining pins, and said, with an obvious effort at calmness:
Left free to pursue his own thoughts, and to guide his own movements, Julius went straight from Lord Holchester's bedside to Lady Holchester's boudoir.
Horace told me that Lady Janet had offered Miss Roseberry the use of her boudoir.
Now, in the ordinary course of things, and according to all authentic descriptions of high life, as set forth in books, Mrs Wititterly ought to have been in her BOUDOIR; but whether it was that Mr Wititterly was at that moment shaving himself in the BOUDOIR or what not, certain it is that Mrs Wititterly gave audience in the drawing-room, where was everything proper and necessary, including curtains and furniture coverings of a roseate hue, to shed a delicate bloom on Mrs Wititterly's complexion, and a little dog to snap at strangers' legs for Mrs Wititterly's amusement, and the afore-mentioned page, to hand chocolate for Mrs Wititterly's refreshment.
Then catching sight of Dorcas, the parlourmaid, going into the dining-room, she called to her to bring some stamps into the boudoir.