- in ancient Rome,
- any of several magistrates, esp. one appointed to protect the interests and rights of plebeians against violation by patricians
- any of the six officers who rotated command over a legion for a period of a year
- a champion of the people: often used in newspaper names
Origin of tribuneClassical Latin tribunus, tribune, magistrate, literally , chief of a tribe ; from tribus, Roman tribal division: see tribe
a raised platform or dais for speakers
Origin of tribuneFrench ; from Italian tribuna ; from Classical Latin tribunal: see tribunal (sense )
- A raised platform or dais from which a speaker addresses an assembly.
- The usually domed or vaulted apse of a basilica.
- See gallery.
Origin of tribuneFrench, from Old French, part of a church, speaking platform, from Old Italian tribuna, from Medieval Latin trib&umacron;na, alteration of Latin trib&umacron;nal; see tribunal.
- An officer of ancient Rome elected by the plebeians to protect their rights from arbitrary acts of the patrician magistrates.
- A protector or champion of the people.
Origin of tribuneMiddle English, from Old French tribun, from Latin trib&umacron;nus, from tribus, tribe; see tribe.