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1tribune

noun tri·bune \ˈtri-ˌbyün, tri-ˈ\

Definition of TRIBUNE

1
:  a Roman official under the monarchy and the republic with the function of protecting the plebeian citizen from arbitrary action by the patrician magistrates
2
:  an unofficial defender of the rights of the individual
tri·bune·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Origin of TRIBUNE

Middle English, from Latin tribunus, from tribus tribe
First Known Use: 14th century

2tribune

noun

Definition of TRIBUNE

:  a dais or platform from which an assembly is addressed

Origin of TRIBUNE

French, from Italian tribuna, from Latin tribunal
First Known Use: circa 1771

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