tribunals

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tribunal \Tri'bu*nal"\, noun [Sp.] 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tribunal \Tri*bu"nal\, noun [L. tribunal, fr. tribunus a tribune who administered justice: cf. F. tribunal. See {Tribune}.]

1. The seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice.

2. Hence, a court or forum; as, the House of Lords, in England, is the highest tribunal in the kingdom.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tribunal

noun

1: an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business [syn: {court}, {tribunal}, {judicature}]


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