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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For their part, Chelsea have the right to appeal against any verdict reached by the tribunal. SI.com, "Antonio Conte Takes Further Legal Action Against Chelsea Despite £9m Compensation," 22 Aug. 2019 The order was delivered in May but will now be reviewed by a tribunal, according to AFP. Jack Guy, CNN, "Mexican court says cocaine use is legal -- for two people," 21 Aug. 2019 The order was delivered in May but will now be reviewed by a tribunal, according to AFP. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Mexican court says cocaine use is legal — for two people," 21 Aug. 2019 Over 300 warriors were hastily tried in military tribunals and condemned to death. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letter: Tragedy at Saint Andrew’s? No. Move on," 8 Aug. 2019 His death at Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, where he had been transferred for medical treatment on July 2, was confirmed by the tribunal that convicted him. Seth Mydans, New York Times, "Nuon Chea, Khmer Rouge’s Chief Ideologist, Dies at 93," 4 Aug. 2019 Sun has denied wrongdoing in the September incident and was cleared by FINA's doping tribunal. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Australian swimmer Mack Horton refuses to share podium with Chinese rival he called 'drug cheat'," 22 July 2019 Those interrogated by the tribunal deny this but say some U.S. and Colombian officials were aware of what was happening. Ethan Bronner, Bloomberg.com, "Inside the Thwarted Venezuelan Military Coup," 28 June 2018 The three-judge tribunal will make a report of findings of fact and law after the hearing ends, and the Commission on Judicial Performance will decide whether to discipline Johnson. Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, "Justice accused of sexual harassment blames ‘whisper campaign’," 5 Aug. 2019

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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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