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tri·bu·nal

 (trī-byo͞o′nəl, trĭ-)
n.
1. Law
a. A law court.
b. The bench where a judge or other presiding judicial officer sits in court.
c. The place where a session of court is held.
2. A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.
3. Something that has the power to determine or judge: the tribunal of public opinion.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin tribūnal, judge's platform, from tribūnus, tribune; see tribune1.]

tribunal

(traɪˈbjuːnəl; trɪ-)
n
1. (Law) a court of justice or any place where justice is administered
2. (Law) (in Britain) a special court, convened by the government to inquire into a specific matter
3. (Law) a raised platform containing the seat of a judge or magistrate, originally that in a Roman basilica
[C16: from Latin tribūnus tribune1]

tri•bu•nal

(traɪˈbyun l, trɪ-)

n.
1. a court of justice.
2. a place or seat of judgment.
3. Also called tribune. a raised platform for the seats of magistrates, as in an ancient Roman basilica.
[1520–30; < Latin tribūnal, tribūnāle judgment seat =tribūn(us) tribune1 + -āl(e) -al2]

tribunal

- Originally referred to a seat or raised platform for judges, from Latin tribunus, "head of a tribe."
See also related terms for tribe.

tribunal

A court of justice, often one set up to look into a specific matter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial businesstribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
court of justice, court of law, lawcourt, court - a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
International Court of Justice, World Court - a court established to settle disputes between members of the United Nations
Bench - the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
appeals court, appellate court, court of appeals - a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
assizes, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius - the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)
chancery, court of chancery - a court with jurisdiction in equity
consistory - a church tribunal or governing body
criminal court - a court having jurisdiction over criminal cases
divorce court - a court having jurisdiction over the termination of marriage contracts
court of domestic relations, domestic relations court, family court - a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)
federal court - a court establish by the authority of a federal government
F.I.S.C., Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies
inferior court, lower court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
Inquisition - a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy
juvenile court - a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children
kangaroo court - an irregular unauthorized court
military court - a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel
moot court - a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases
police court - a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused of serious offenses
probate court - a court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates
quarter sessions - a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions
Rota - (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts
Star Chamber - a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments
superior court - any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court
high court, state supreme court, supreme court - the highest court in most states of the United States
traffic court - a court that has power to prosecute for traffic offenses
trial court - the first court before which the facts of a case are decided
jury - a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law

tribunal

noun hearing, court, trial, bar, bench, industrial tribunal, judgment seat, judicial examination The tribunal found that he had been unfairly dismissed.

tribunal

noun
A judicial assembly:
Translations
مَحْكَمَةمَحْكَمَه
soudní dvůrtribunál
domstolnævntribunal
tuomioistuin
sudtribunal
dómstóll, réttur
裁定委員会
법정
tribunolas
tribunāls
tribunál
tribunal
ศาลยุติธรรม
tòa

tribunal

[traɪˈbjuːnl] Ntribunal m

tribunal

[traɪˈbjuːnəl] ntribunal m

tribunal

nGericht nt; (= inquiry)Untersuchungsausschuss m; (held by revolutionaries etc, fig) → Tribunal nt

tribunal

[traɪˈbjuːnl] ntribunale m
tribunal of inquiry → commissione f d'inchiesta

tribunal

(traiˈbjuːnl) noun
a group of people appointed to give judgement, especially on official decisions. The case was dealt with by a tribunal.

tribunal

مَحْكَمَة tribunál tribunal Gericht δικαστήριο tribunal tuomioistuin tribunal sud tribunale 裁定委員会 법정 tribunaal tribunal trybunał tribunal суд tribunal ศาลยุติธรรม mahkeme tòa 特别法庭
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That, in the prison he had found a self-appointed Tribunal sitting, before which the prisoners were brought singly, and by which they were rapidly ordered to be put forth to be massacred, or to be released, or (in a few cases) to be sent back to their cells.
Mine you have heard, and that is to pursue you--on earth to the tribunal of men, in heaven to the tribunal of God.
This tribunal, under an oath of impartiality, pronounces definitive sentence, which all the cantons are bound to enforce.
It is true that in controversies relating to the boundary between the two jurisdictions, the tribunal which is ultimately to decide, is to be established under the general government.
If you drag us both before a tribunal I will still say, `No, my daughter is not guilty; -- there is no crime in my house.
The king will be delivered at the tribunal," said Athos; "the very silence of his supporters indicates that they are at work.
The duteous merciful constancy of his wife had delivered him from one dread, but it could not hinder her presence from being still a tribunal before which he shrank from confession and desired advocacy.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.
True, the tribunal in question did not altogether believe in Gorshkov, but I do so.
A right royal tribunal indeed, and such a one, I warrant, as never before sat together during all the history of ancient Mars.
How many years he went on worrying the tribunals of his country to turn out the Duke in possession, and to put himself in the Duke's place--how many lawyer's purses he filled to bursting, and how many otherwise harmless people he set by the ears together disputing whether he was right or wrong-- is more by a great deal than I can reckon up.
At that time the two famous decrees were being prepared that so agitated society- abolishing court ranks and introducing examinations to qualify for the grades of Collegiate Assessor and State Councilor- and not merely these but a whole state constitution, intended to change the existing order of government in Russia: legal, administrative, and financial, from the Council of State down to the district tribunals.

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