Tribunal definition

trī-byo͝onəl, trĭ-
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A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.
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Any seat of judgment.

The tribunal of popular sentiment.

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A seat or bench upon which a judge or judges sit in a court.
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A court of justice.
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Something that has the power to determine or judge.

The tribunal of public opinion.

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An assembly including one or more judges to conduct judicial business; a court of law.
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A law court.
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The bench where a judge or other presiding judicial officer sits in court.
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The place where a session of court is held.
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An officer or body with the authority to pronounce judgment on a matter based upon the evidence.
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A court or other judicial body.
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The bench or seat where the judge sits while presiding over a hearing or trial.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tribunal
Plural:
tribunals

Origin of tribunal

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin tribūnal judge's platform from tribūnus tribune tribune1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tribunal, from Latin tribÅ«nal (“tribunal")

    From Wiktionary