tribunal

noun
tri·​bu·​nal | \ trī-ˈbyü-nᵊl How to pronounce tribunal (audio) , tri-\

Definition of tribunal

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

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Synonyms for tribunal

Synonyms

bar, bench, court, forum

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Examples of tribunal in a Sentence

An international tribunal was formed to deal with war crimes. was tried before a military tribunal and found not guilty of the charges

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That transaction was one of many complex claims that took decades to sort out in tribunals and arbitration. Washington Post, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. truth on the Iran nuclear deal," 10 May 2018 Sharif faced two more cases before the anti-graft tribunal. Zarar Khan, Fox News, "Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif," 19 Sep. 2018 In 2016, a UN tribunal supported the Philippines that China had violated its sovereign rights in the South China Sea. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need to Know About the South China Sea, the World's Next Hot Spot," 27 Feb. 2019 In 2015, the panel recommended a special tribunal to try bishops who ignore or cover up abuse. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, "‘It Will Cause a Scandal.’ The Pope and a Trusted U.S. Cardinal Clash Over Sex-Abuse Crisis," 14 Feb. 2019 Above all, the investigators said the situation in Myanmar should be referred to the International Criminal Court, and if not, to a special tribunal. Jamey Keaten, Fox News, "UN team: Myanmar military chiefs should face 'genocide' case," 27 Aug. 2018 In 2011, Karadima was found guilty by a church tribunal and sentenced to spend the remainder of his life in prayer and penitence. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "The Philly man who survived sexual abuse by a priest, and the pope who asked for his forgiveness," 25 May 2018 Ultimately, a tribunal determined that he could be released. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "What the latest report on skin care company Deciem reveals about its troubled founder," 3 Dec. 2018 The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to appeal their sentences, handed down by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year in a corruption case against them. Zarar Khan, Fox News, "Pakistan court suspends prison sentence, frees ex-PM Sharif," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of tribunal

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for tribunal

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

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tribunal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tribunal

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

tribunal

noun
tri·​bu·​nal | \ trī-ˈbyü-nᵊl How to pronounce tribunal (audio) \

Kids Definition of tribunal

: a court of justice

tribunal

noun
tri·​bu·​nal | \ trī-ˈbyün-ᵊl, tri- How to pronounce tribunal (audio) \

Legal Definition of tribunal

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

History and Etymology for tribunal

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

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