- a court of justice.
- a place or seat of judgment.
- Also called tribune. a raised platform for the seats of magistrates, as in an ancient Roman basilica.
Origin of tribunal
Related Words for tribunaljudge, justice, board, committee, bar, forum, judiciary, bench, council, magistrate
Examples from the Web for tribunal
Contemporary Examples of tribunal
Wesolowski is confined to house arrest in the walled city, awaiting trial in front of the Vatican tribunal.Did the Vatican Arrest an Abuser to Protect Him?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 24, 2014
Committee Chairman Ed Royce called for a tribunal to be established to hold the Assad regime accountable for war crimes.Syrian Defector: Assad Poised to Torture and Murder 150,000 More
July 31, 2014
Zia, in bed with the Islamists who were being dispatched to the gallows by the tribunal, found her appeal ebbing.
An act of parliament was passed in 1973 to set up a tribunal with jurisdiction to punish the perpetrators of the genocide.
Participating in this tribunal rewards players while cutting down on negativity.My Xbox One Won’t Let Me Swear
December 8, 2013
Historical Examples of tribunal
I know you, Evremonde; I saw you before the Tribunal to-day.
Inform the Tribunal of what you did that day within the Bastille, citizen.
After which he and his opponent bowed to the tribunal, and departed.
The tribunal was impressed: the members, silent, attentive, let the witness have her way.A Nest of Spies
It is a tribunal in which the priest is judge and the penitent a prisoner who pleads guilty.The Eternal City
- a court of justice or any place where justice is administered
- (in Britain) a special court, convened by the government to inquire into a specific matter
- a raised platform containing the seat of a judge or magistrate, originally that in a Roman basilica
Word Origin for tribunal
mid-15c., from Old French tribunal (13c.), from Latin tribunal "platform for the seat of magistrates, elevation, embankment," from tribunus "official in ancient Rome, magistrate," literally "head of a tribe," from tribus (see tribe). Hence, a court of justice or judicial assembly (1580s).