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English definition of “star chamber”

star chamber

noun [C]   mainly UK formal disapproving
a court or other group that meets privately and makes judgments that can be severePeople who analyse and judge
(Definition of star chamber noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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