It cost England a revolution to get rid of the Star Chamber.
Everett said that according to that we should have kept the Star Chamber.
The interference of the Star Chamber was called forth in 1556 for the total suppression of dramatic entertainments.
The dispute was carried into the court of chancery and the Star Chamber.
But what is most to be dreaded in a Star Chamber is not its sternness but its sentimentality.
He was condemned to the pillory by the Star Chamber conclave.
The Star Chamber was probably so named from being anciently ornamented with golden stars.
They are not only haled before the Star Chamber to be rebuked by Laud.
The inquisition, the Star Chamber, have no place in a free society.
Coke declares him "the best speaker in the Star Chamber of his time."
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 oppressive proceedings. Abolished 1641. Supposedly so called because gilt stars were painted on the ceiling.
A royal court that began in England in the Middle Ages; cases were heard there without juries. Under the early Stuart kings, it was known for its tyrannical judgments. The name came from the courtroom's ceiling, which was painted with stars.
Note: Star Chamber is used as a general descriptive term for arbitrary tactics by a judge.