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Star Chamber, Court of

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  • Star Chamber, Court of — ▪ British law       in English law, the court made up of judges and privy councillors that grew out of the medieval king s council as a supplement to the regular justice of the common law courts. It achieved great popularity under Henry VIII for… …   Universalium

  • star chamber proceedings — Proceedings of any court or other government body that are held in secret and produce arbitrary results. This derogatory term takes its name from an English court, whose members were appointed by the crown, that met in the 15th to 17th centuries …   Law dictionary

  • Star Chamber — n 1 cap S&C: an old English court abolished in 1641 that exercised wide civil and criminal jurisdiction under rules of procedure suited to the prerogatives of the king and that was marked by secrecy, the absence of juries, self incrimination, and …   Law dictionary

  • Star chamber — Star cham ber, Star chamber Star cham ber(st[aum]r ch[=a]m b[ e]r), n. [So called (as conjectured by Blackstone) from being held in a room at the Exchequer where the chests containing certain Jewish contracts and obligations called starrs (from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Star-chamber — Star cham ber, Star chamber Star cham ber(st[aum]r ch[=a]m b[ e]r), n. [So called (as conjectured by Blackstone) from being held in a room at the Exchequer where the chests containing certain Jewish contracts and obligations called starrs (from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Court of Star Chamber — ➡ Star Chamber * * * …   Universalium

  • Star Chamber — late 14c., apartment in the royal palace at Westminster in which members of the king s council sat to exercise jurisdiction 14 15c., it evolved 15c. into a court of criminal jurisdiction, proverbial under James I and Charles I for arbitrary and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Star Chamber — n. [ME, earlier Sterred Chambre: said to be so called because the ceiling was ornamented with stars] 1. a royal English court or tribunal abolished in 1641, notorious for its secret sessions without jury, and for its harsh and arbitrary judgments …   English World dictionary

  • Star Chamber — This article is about the court. For other uses, see Star Chamber (disambiguation). 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Star Chamber — Als Court of Star Chamber (lat. Camera stellata, dt. Sternkammer) bezeichnet man einen englischen Gerichtshof, der von König Eduard II. eingesetzt wurde (die erste Erwähnung findet sich 1398 als Sterred chambre[1]) und bis 1641 bestand.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Star chamber — Als Court of Star Chamber (lat. Camera stellata, dt. Sternkammer) bezeichnet man einen englischen Gerichtshof, der von König Eduard II. eingesetzt wurde (die erste Erwähnung findet sich 1398 als Sterred chambre[1]) und bis 1641 bestand.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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