Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The rank, office, dignity, or authority of a tribune.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tribuneship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or office of a tribune; tribuneship.

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  • noun The state or office of a tribune; tribuneship.

Etymologies

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Latin tribunatus: compare French tribunat.

Examples

  • The tribunates were -- the tribunate was a people ` s council, sort of, made up of 10 tribunes, who had some remarkable powers for that day.

    The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People�s History of Ancient Rome

  • This body, which I shall call the tribunate, is the preserver of the laws and of the legislative power.

    The Social Contract

  • As to different modes of elections and institutions, such as tribunate, dictatorship, censure, etc., the history of the ancient republics of Rome and Greece, of Sparta especially, can teach us something about their value.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Metellus Nepos, on taking up his tribunate a few days later, continued to insist that the executions were illegal.

    CONSPIRATA

  • Thirteen consulates, the tribunate renewed in his favor every ten years, the name of prince of the senate, that of imperator, which at first signified only the general of an army, but to which it was known how to bestow a more extensive signification — such were the titles which appeared to legitimate his power.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He summoned Trebellius to the front of the tribunal and asked him whether he was prepared now to bow to the will of the people, and by so doing keep his tribunate, or whether it would be necessary to hold an eighteenth ballot and cast him out of office.

    Imperium

  • It had been assumed that when Pompey returned from Spain he would use his influence to try to gain his fellow-countryman a praetorship, and Cicero had been as surprised as everybody else earlier in the summer when Palicanus had suddenly announced his candidacy for the tribunate.

    Imperium

  • Only the white-haired Varro, who was the oldest present, and who remembered hearing from his father about the chaos of the Gracchus tribunate, expressed reservations.

    Imperium

  • Only the white-haired Varro, who was the oldest present, and who remembered hearing from his father about the chaos of the Gracchus tribunate, expressed reservations.

    Imperium

  • Although the tribunate was only a shell, from which all the flesh of power had been sucked, people still hung around its building.

    Imperium

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