noun tri·bu·nal \trī-ˈbyü-nəl, tri-\

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

Full Definition of TRIBUNAL

:  2tribune
:  a court or forum of justice
:  something that decides or determines <the tribunal of public opinion>

Examples of TRIBUNAL

  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

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Rhymes with TRIBUNAL

TRIBUNAL Defined for Kids


noun tri·bu·nal \trī-ˈbyü-nəl\

Definition of TRIBUNAL for Kids

:  a court of justice


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