Hi, could you please tell me what is the meaning of in camera affidavit in this text?

To make the charge stick, however, he would have to reveal it to the District Court judge. "If the court will entertain and in camera affidavit regarding the communication, " wrote Cheeseman, Grace will submit it for examination by the court."

Thanks in advance


Various errors have crept into this transcription. The part you are asking about should read:

entertain an in camera affidavit regarding the communication

"in camera" modifies "affidavit". These terms have the meanings that you will find in a dictionary. See e.g.:



Some legislation stipulates that "proceedings shall be conducted in camera". Does a sworn affidavit form part of the in camera proceedings? Can such affidavit if relevant be used in other proceedings?