Definitions for Tribunaltraɪˈbyun l, trɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tri•bu•naltraɪˈbyun l, trɪ-(n.)

  1. a court of justice.

  2. a place or seat of judgment.

  3. Category: Architecture

    Ref: Also called tribune. 2

Origin of tribunal:

1520–30; < L tribūnal, tribūnāle judgment seat =tribūn(us)tribune1+-āl(e) -al2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. court, tribunal, judicature(noun)

    an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business


  1. tribunal(Noun)

    An assembly including one or more judges to conduct judicial business; a court of law.

  2. Origin: From tribunal, from tribunal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribunal(noun)

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

  2. Tribunal(noun)

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


  1. Tribunal

    A tribunal in the general sense is any person or institution with the authority to judge, adjudicate on, or determine claims or disputes—whether or not it is called a tribunal in its title. For example, an advocate appearing before a court on which a single judge was sitting could describe that judge as 'their tribunal'. Many governmental bodies that are titled 'tribunals' are so described to emphasize the fact that they are not courts of normal jurisdiction. For example, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is a body specially constituted under international law; in Great Britain, Employment Tribunals are bodies set up to hear specific employment disputes. Private judicial bodies are also often styled 'tribunals'. The word 'tribunal' is not conclusive of a body's function. For example, in Great Britain, the Employment Appeal Tribunal is a superior court of record. The term is originally derived from the tribunes, magistrates of the Classical Roman Republic. "Tribunal" originally referred to the office of the tribunes, and the term is still sometimes used in this sense in historical writings.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tribunal' in Nouns Frequency: #1757

Anagrams of Tribunal

  1. turbinal

Translations for Tribunal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a group of people appointed to give judgement, especially on official decisions

The case was dealt with by a tribunal.

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