in camera(redirected from In camera (legal))
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1. In secret; privately.
2. Law In private in a judge's chambers or in a courtroom without spectators from the public present.
[New Latin in camerā : Latin in, in + Late Latin camerā, ablative of camera, chamber.]
in camera(ɪn ˈkæmərə)
1. in a private or secret session; not in public
2. (Law) law (formerly)
a. in the privacy of a judge's chambers
b. in a court not open to the public. Official name: in chambers
[Latin: in the chamber]
cam•er•a(ˈkæm ər ə, ˈkæm rə)
n., pl. -er•as.
1. a hand-held photographic device with an aperture controlled by a shutter that opens to admit light: focused by a lens, the light forms an image on a light-sensitive film or plate loaded through the back or top.
2. (in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.Idioms:
1. in camera,
a. in the privacy of a judge's chambers.
2. off camera, out of the range of a television or motion-picture camera.
3. on camera, being filmed or televised by a live camera.
[1700–10; < Latin: vaulted room, vault < Greek kamára vault; compare chamber]
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|Adv.||1.||in camera - kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; "it was discussed privately between the two men"; "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was questioned in private"|