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1. (Law) of or relating to a judicial or legislative chamber
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a judicial or legislative chamber
[C18: from Medieval Latin camerālis; see camera]
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(ˈkæm ər əl, ˈkæm rəl)

of or pertaining to a judicial or legislative chamber or the privacy of such a chamber.
[1755–65; < Medieval Latin camerālis, derivative of camer(a) treasury, governmental chamber]
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