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tribunal

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noun tri·bu·nal \trī-ˈbyü-nəl, tri-\

Simple Definition of tribunal

  • : a kind of court that has authority in a specific area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tribunal

  1. 1 :  2tribune

  2. 2 :  a court or forum of justice

  3. 3 :  something that decides or determines <the tribunal of public opinion>

Examples of tribunal in a sentence

  1. An international tribunal was formed to deal with war crimes.

  2. <was tried before a military tribunal and found not guilty of the charges>



Origin of tribunal

Middle English, from Latin, platform for magistrates, from tribunus tribune


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with tribunal


TRIBUNAL Defined for Kids

tribunal

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noun tri·bu·nal \trī-ˈbyü-nəl\

Definition of tribunal for Students

  1. :  a court of justice




Law Dictionary

tribunal

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noun tri·bu·nal \trī-ˈbyün-əl, tri-\

Legal Definition of tribunal

  1. 1 :  the seat of a judge or one acting as a judge

  2. 2 :  a court or forum of justice :  a person or body of persons having to hear and decide disputes so as to bind the parties



Origin of tribunal

Latin, platform for magistrates, from tribunus tribune, from tribus tribe



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