tribunal

noun tri·bu·nal \ trī-ˈbyü-nᵊl , tri- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of tribunal

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

Examples of tribunal in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of tribunal

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


TRIBUNAL Defined for English Language Learners

tribunal

noun

Definition of tribunal for English Language Learners

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


TRIBUNAL Defined for Kids

tribunal

noun tri·bu·nal \ trī-ˈbyü-nᵊl \

Definition of tribunal for Students

:a court of justice

Law Dictionary

tribunal

noun tri·bu·nal \ trī-ˈbyün-ᵊl, tri- \

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

Origin and Etymology of tribunal

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



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