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[trib-yuh-nit, -neyt, trih-byoo-nit, -neyt]
  1. the office of tribune.
  2. a body of tribunes.
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Origin of tribunate

First recorded in 1540–50, tribunate is from the Latin word tribūnātus the office of a tribune. See tribune1, -ate3
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Examples from the Web for tribunate

Historical Examples of tribunate

  • The political disturbance of the times between the tribunate of Tib.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic

    William Young Sellar

  • Commencement of the disturbances under the tribunate of Tib.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

  • It was divided into council, tribunate, legislature, and senate.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • In 1801 he was made a member of the Tribunate, and in 1805 a senator.

  • He easily appointed the Senators, but it was different with the Tribunate.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete

    Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

British Dictionary definitions for tribunate



  1. the office or rank of a tribune
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