What is another word for Star Chamber?

Pronunciation: [stˈɑː t͡ʃˈe͡ɪmbə] (IPA)

The term "Star Chamber" originated from a court in England during the 15th century with the power to prosecute political and religious dissidents. Nowadays, it is used metaphorically to describe secretive and powerful groups or committees. Synonyms for "Star Chamber" include the "inner circle," "cabal," "secret society," "elite group," "clique," "privileged few," "power brokers," and "behind-the-scenes movers and shakers." These words all convey the idea of a group of people who hold a significant level of power and influence over important decisions but operate outside of public scrutiny. Whether in politics, business, or entertainment, hidden networks of power and influence are represented by these synonyms for "Star Chamber".

What are the hypernyms for Star chamber?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

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  • It was natural that the direct wielders of the royal prerogative, men who sat in the Star Chamber and the Privy Council, who knew the secrets of the State and the necessity for prompt action, should despise the merely declaratory character of a good deal of Common Law process. To them we doubtless owe those four great pillars of Chancery jurisdiction, the injunction, the decree, the sequestration, and the commission of rebellion.
    Edward Jenks

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