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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.]
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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]
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tri•bu•nal(traɪˈbyun l, trɪ-)
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.
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tribunal- Originally referred to a seat or raised platform for judges, from Latin tribunus, "head of a tribe."
See also related terms for tribe.
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A court of justice, often one set up to look into a specific matter.
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|Noun||1.||tribunal - 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)
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
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
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noun hearing, court, trial, bar, bench, industrial tribunal, judgment seat, judicial examination The tribunal found that he had been unfairly dismissed.
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tribunal[traɪˈbjuːnl] N → tribunal m
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tribunal[traɪˈbjuːnəl] n → tribunal m
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a group of people appointed to give judgement, especially on official decisions. The case was dealt with by a tribunal. tribunaal مَحْكَمَه трибунал tribunal soudní dvůr der Gerichtshof nævn; domstol δικαστήριοtribunal tribunal دیوان دادرسی؛ هیئت داوری tuomioistuin tribunal בֵּית דִין न्यायाधिकरण sud, tribunal bíróság dewan pengadilan dómstóll, réttur tribunale 裁判所 법정, 심판 위원회 tribunolas tribunāls tribunal rechtbanknemnd; militærdomstoltrybunał د داوری هیت tribunal трибунал súdny dvor, tribunál sodišče sud domstol, tribunal ศาลยุติธรรม mahkeme 審判團 суд; трибунал خصوصي عدالت tòa án 审判团
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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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