from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office of tribune
  • n. The period in which a person serves as tribune

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or power of a tribune.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of a tribune; a tribunate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position of tribune


tribune +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)


  • In the time of Trajan, it was doubtful whether the tribuneship was an office or a name, (Plin.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • NEPOS, QUINTUS CAECILIUS METELLUS brother of Celer and brother-in-law of Pompey, who sends him back from his legateship in the East to stand for the tribuneship and guard his interests in Rome


  • Nor does anyone love Caesar himself unless in some way Caesar is a person of great merit; but we love wealth, a tribuneship, a praetorship, a consulship.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • In other words, the tribuneship was designed to be a political dead end—a place to confine the ranting and the rancorous, the incompetent and the unpromotable: the effluent of the body politic.


  • Octavius had refused, whereupon Gracchus had “called upon the gods to witness that he did not willingly wish to remove his colleague,” had balloted the eighteenth tribe, and achieved a majority, and Octavius had been stripped of his tribuneship “reduced to the rank of a private citizen, he departed unobserved”.


  • Copy down everything relating to the tribuneship of Tiberius Gracchus and his agrarian bill.


  • Only that summer he had secured a tribuneship for his crony Gabinius: he still kept a hand in politics.


  • The moment you lose the legal immunity conferred by your tribuneship, the aristocrats will have you in court and fighting for your life.


  • Sura, and various candidates for the tribuneship whose names will be familiar to you.


  • After his tribuneship, he was candidate for the office of chief aedile; there being two orders of them, one the curules, from the stool with crooked feet on which they sat when they performed their duty; the other and inferior, called aediles of the people.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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