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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

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

  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

  1. :  a court of justice





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