jay david chambers

Chambers

[cheym-berz]
noun
1.
Robert, 1802–71, Scottish publisher and editor.
2.
Robert William, 1865–1933, U.S. novelist and illustrator.
3.
Whittaker (Jay David Chambers) 1901–61, U.S. journalist, Communist spy, and accuser of Alger Hiss.
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chambers (ˈtʃeɪmbəz)
 
pl n
1.  a judge's room for hearing cases not taken in open court
2.  (in England) the set of rooms occupied by barristers where clients are interviewed (in London, mostly in the Inns of Court)
3.  archaic (Brit) a suite of rooms; apartments
4.  (in the US) the private office of a judge
5.  law in chambers
 a.  in the privacy of a judge's chambers
 b.  Former name for sense 5: in camera in a court not open to the public

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chamber
early 13c., from O.Fr. chambre, from L.L. camera "a chamber, room" (see camera). Chamber-pot is from 1560s; chambermaid is from 1580s.
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chamber cham·ber (chām'bər)
n.
A compartment or enclosed space.

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