Thursday, October 26, 2006

Oddball Word of the Day

Star Chamber:
1. in Tudor England, the Privy Council sitting to try civil and criminal cases, especially those affecting Crown interests, until its abolition in 1641 for being arbitrary in its judgments,
2. any tribunal, committee, or the like whose methods are unfair

(from the MMMW, edited by Laurence Urdang)

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