court, tribunal, judicature(noun)
an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
An assembly including one or more judges to conduct judicial business; a court of law.
Origin: From tribunal, from tribunal
the seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice
hence, a court or forum; as, the House of Lords, in England, is the highest tribunal in the kingdom
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trī-bū′nal, n. the bench on which a judge and his associates sit to administer justice: court of justice: the confessional. [L.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Tribunal' in Nouns Frequency: #1757
The numerical value of Tribunal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Tribunal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The tribunal's decision is so sweeping that it is not going to help solve the problem.
The tribunal harks back to another era, and the latest developments have regrettably overtaken it.
A U.N. tribunal would have ensured that there was the broadest possible support for the prosecution process.
Business people were threatened that there would be a tribunal to prosecute them, civil war will break out, it must break out.
Objectively the tribunal has no jurisdiction over the dispute, negotiation has been agreed upon as the way to resolve the dispute.
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