star chamber proceedings

Definition of "star chamber proceedings"
  1. Secret court proceedings that result in unpredictable outcomes, echoing the arbitrary nature of an English court from the 15th to 17th centuries known for such practices
How to use "star chamber proceedings" in a sentence
  1. The lack of due process in the trial led critics to label it as star chamber proceedings.
  2. Accusing the committee's hearings as star chamber proceedings, the members demanded transparency.
  3. The secretive trials were decried as star chamber proceedings due to their arbitrary results.

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