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trib·une 1

 (trĭb′yo͞on′, trĭ-byo͞on′)
n.
1. An officer of ancient Rome elected by the plebeians to protect their rights from arbitrary acts of the patrician magistrates.
2. A protector or champion of the people.

[Middle English, from Old French tribun, from Latin tribūnus, from tribus, tribe; see tribe.]

trib′u·nar′y (trĭb′yə-nĕr′ē) adj.

trib·une 2

 (trĭb′yo͞on′, trĭ-byo͞on′)
n.
1. A raised platform or dais from which a speaker addresses an assembly.
2. The usually domed or vaulted apse of a basilica.
3. See gallery.

[French, from Old French, part of a church, speaking platform, from Old Italian tribuna, from Medieval Latin tribūna, alteration of Latin tribūnal; see tribunal.]
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tribune

(ˈtrɪbjuːn)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome)
a. an officer elected by the plebs to protect their interests. Originally there were two of these officers but finally there were ten
b. a senior military officer
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person or institution that upholds public rights; champion
[C14: from Latin tribunus, probably from tribus tribe]
ˈtribunary adj

tribune

(ˈtrɪbjuːn)
n
1. (Architecture)
a. the apse of a Christian basilica that contains the bishop's throne
b. the throne itself
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a gallery or raised area in a church
3. rare a raised platform from which a speaker may address an audience; dais
[C17: via French from Italian tribuna, from Medieval Latin tribūna, variant of Latin tribūnal tribunal]
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trib•une1

(ˈtrɪb yun, trɪˈbyun)

n.
1. a person who upholds or defends the rights of the people.
2. (in ancient Rome)
a. any of various administrative officers, esp. one of ten officers elected to protect the interests and rights of the plebeians from the patricians.
b. any of the six officers of a legion who rotated in commanding the legion during the year.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin tribūnus, derivative of tribus tribe]
trib′une•ship`, n.
trib`u•ni′tial, trib`u•ni′cial (-yəˈnɪʃ əl) adj.

trib•une2

(ˈtrɪb yun, trɪˈbyun)

n.
1. a raised platform for a speaker; a dais, rostrum, or pulpit.
2. a raised part, or gallery, with seats, as in a church.
3. the apse of a church.
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin tribūna; replacing Latin tribūnāle tribunal]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tribune - (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
2.tribune - the apse of a Christian church that contains the bishop's thronetribune - the apse of a Christian church that contains the bishop's throne
apse, apsis - a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
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Translations

tribune

[ˈtrɪbjuːn] N
1. (= stand) → tribuna f
2. (= person) → tribuno m
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tribune

1
n (Hist) → (Volks)tribun m

tribune

2
n (= platform)Tribüne f
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