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tribune

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noun tri·bune \ˈtri-ˌbyün, tri-ˈ\

Definition of tribune

  1. 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. 2 :  an unofficial defender of the rights of the individual

tribuneship

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Origin and Etymology of tribune

Middle English, from Latin tribunus, from tribus tribe


First Known Use: 14th century


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tribune

noun tri·bune

Definition of tribune

  1. :  a dais or platform from which an assembly is addressed

Origin and Etymology of tribune

French, from Italian tribuna, from Latin tribunal


First Known Use: circa 1771


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