- The definition of a tribunal is a seat of judgment, particularly a judge's seat in court.
An example of a tribunal is where the judge will be sitting during a court hearing.
tribunal definition by Webster's New World
- a seat or bench upon which a judge or judges sit in a court
- a court of justice
- any seat of judgment: the tribunal of popular sentiment
Origin: Classical Latin ; from tribunus: see tribune
tribunal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Law a. A seat or court of justice.b. The bench on which a judge or other presiding officer sits in court.
- A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.
- Something that has the power to determine or judge: the tribunal of public opinion.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin tribūnal, judge's platform, from tribūnus, tribune; see tribune1.
tribunal - Legal Definition
- An officer or body with the authority to pronounce judgment on a matter based upon the evidence.
- A court or other judicial body.
- The bench or seat where the judge sits while presiding over a hearing or trial.