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In Camera

In chambers; in private. A judicial proceeding is said to be heard in camera either when the hearing is had before the judge in his or her private chambers or when all spectators are excluded from the courtroom.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

in camera

adj. or adv. phrase. Latin for "in chambers." This refers to a hearing or discussions with the judge in the privacy of his chambers (office rooms) or when spectators and jurors have been excluded from the court room. (See: in chambers)

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in camera

‘in chambers’, a most perplexing phrase for litigants who suspect they maybe about to be photographed. Actually it indicates that the case, or the rest of the case, is to be heard in the judge's private chambers - excluding the public.
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