in camera


in camera
in cam·e·ra /ˌin-'kam-rə, -'ka-mə-/ adv or adj [New Latin, literally, in a chamber]: in private; esp: in a judge's chambers
the judge reviewed the sensitive material in camera
an in camera proceeding compare open court

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

in camera
adv.
(Latin) In chambers; done in a judge’s private chambers.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


in camera
'in chambers', a most perplexing phrase for litigants who suspect they may be about to be photographed. Actually it indicates that the case, or the rest of the case, is to be heard in the judge's private chambers – excluding the public.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


in camera
Latin for "in chambers." A legal proceeding is in camera when a hearing is held before the judge in private chambers or when the public is excluded from the courtroom. Proceedings are often held in camera to protect victims and witnesses from public exposure, especially if the victim or witness is a child.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

in camera
See in private.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


in camera
n. Latin In the judge's chambers; implying a private, closed, or informal hearing or conference before the judge.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


in camera
In chambers; in private. A judicial proceeding is said to be heard in camera either when the hearing is had before the judge in his or her private chambers or when all spectators are excluded from the courtroom.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


in camera
I
In chambers; in private. A judicial proceeding is said to be heard in camera either when the hearing is had before the judge in his or her private chambers or when all spectators are excluded from the courtroom.
II In chambers, or in private. A hearing in camera takes place in the judge's office outside of the presence of the jury and the public.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

in camera
adj.
   or adv. phrase. Latin for "in chambers." This refers to a hearing or discussions with the judge in the privacy of his chambers (office rooms) or when spectators and jurors have been excluded from the courtroom.
   See also: in chambers

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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