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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.

References in classic literature ?
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted -- nevermore!
At a low level we came upon a number of lighted chambers in which we saw many Mahars engaged in various occupations.
However it seemed likely that it would carry me once more safely through the crowded passages and chambers of the upper levels, and so I set out with Perry and Ghak--the stench of the illy cured pelts fairly choking me.
From a room near the chamber of Mademoiselle Stangerson, he had heard the interrogatory and now came to recount it to my friend with great exactitude, aided by an excellent memory.
As I was about to spring into the conflict with my sharp long-sword I felt a gentle hand upon my shoulder and turning found, to my surprise, that the young woman had followed me into the chamber.
Again she spoke to them, but in tones so low I could not catch the words, and then she started toward the opposite side of the chamber with the six mighty monsters trailing at heel.
The latter saw the head of the fallen warrior crawl quickly within the aperture leading to the chamber where he had seen Tara of Helium in the clutches of a headless body.
It was about ten inches wide, with a face some three by six inches showing within the chamber.
At the point where the light shone was a sharp turn, and a little distance beyond this a brilliantly lighted chamber.
Boxtel, who saw all this whilst hiding himself on the landing-place of the staircase above, descended step by step from his story as Rosa descended from hers; so that, when she touched with her light foot the lowest step of the staircase, Boxtel touched with a still lighter hand the lock of Rosa's chamber.
Presently the old man passed close by me, and as he entered the dimly lighted chamber which I had been about to pass through I saw that he held a long thin dagger in his hand and that he was sharpening it upon a stone.
Chambers did his stealing, and got the peach stones, apple cores, and melon rinds for his share.