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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The Philippines was the country that took China to court, and the tribunal at The Hague delivered a resounding rebuke to Beijing’s territorial ambitions. Jason Gutierrez, New York Times, "Sinking of Philippine Boat Puts South China Sea Back at Issue," 13 June 2019 Most voters think of Congress as a useless swamp of squabbling pols, but still view federal courts as credible, impartial tribunals. Doyle Mcmanus, latimes.com, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new anti-Trump strategy: See you in court," 12 June 2019 Zerkal says that the arbitration tribunal has jurisdiction to decide any disputes arising from the convention. Fox News, "Ukraine says panel has jurisdiction to hear Russia case," 11 June 2019 Zerkal says that the arbitration tribunal has jurisdiction to decide any disputes arising from the convention. Washington Post, "Ukraine says panel has jurisdiction to hear Russia case," 11 June 2019 The tribunal was created after a peace deal was signed in 2016 with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, a leftist rebel group. The Economist, "Politics this week," 8 June 2019 Police ushered Seuxis Hernández, slumped in a wheelchair, out of the La Picota prison here Friday following orders from a tribunal that Wednesday rejected a U.S. extradition request and granted his release. ... Kejal Vyas, WSJ, "Colombia Rearrests Ex-Rebel Commander After Court’s Release Order," 18 May 2019 The company is appealing a ruling from an employment tribunal that would force Uber to give drivers benefits, including overtime and holiday pay. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Uber gets probationary license to operate in London as it tries to regain trust," 26 June 2018 While a majority of the cases were settled inside the police station, the records show that those the group deemed to be the most severe were sent to an Islamic tribunal. Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times, "The Case of the Purloined Poultry: How ISIS Prosecuted Petty Crime," 1 July 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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