tribunal[trī byo̵̅o̅′nəl, tri-]
- 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.
- 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 of tribunalClassical Latin ; from tribunus: see tribune
- Law a. A law court.b. The bench where a judge or other presiding judicial officer sits in court.c. The place where a session of court is held.
- 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 of tribunalMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin tribūnal, judge's platform, from tribūnus, tribune; see tribune1.
From Old French tribunal, from Latin tribÅ«nal (â€œtribunalâ€)
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.