American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law A seat or court of justice.
- n. Law The bench on which a judge or other presiding officer sits in court.
- n. A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.
- n. Something that has the power to determine or judge: the tribunal of public opinion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [Sp. pron. trē-bö-näl′ .] In villages in the Philippines, a kind of town-hall or common house, used as a meeting-place by the bead men of the village, for the entertainment of travelers, and for other purposes of general interest.
- n. The seat of a magistrate or judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit to administer justice.
- n. Hence A court of justice.
- n. Eccles., the confessional.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice.
- n. Hence, a court or forum.
- n. In villages of the Philippine Islands, a kind of townhall. At the tribunal the head men of the village met to transact business, prisoners were confined, and troops and travelers were often quartered.
- n. an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
- From Old French tribunal, from Latin tribūnal ("tribunal") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin tribūnal, judge's platform, from tribūnus, tribune; see tribune1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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