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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 star-cham·ber /ˈstɑrˈʧembɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Star cham·ber, Star-cham·ber n.
 1. Eng. Hist. An ancient high court exercising jurisdiction in certain cases, mainly criminal, which sat without the intervention of a jury.  It consisted of the king's council, or of the privy council only with the addition of certain judges.  It could proceed on mere rumor or examine witnesses; it could apply torture.  It was abolished by the Long Parliament in 1641.