Definitions for: Tribunal


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Tri`bu*nal", n. [Sp.]
In villages of the Philippine Islands, a kind of townhall. At
the tribunal the head men of the village met to transact
business, prisoners were confined, and troops and travelers
were often quartered.


Tri*bu"nal, n. [L. tribunal, fr. tribunus a tribune
who administered justice: cf. F. tribunal. See Tribune.]
1. The seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his
associates sit for administering justice.

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

Synonyms: court, judicature

See Also: appeals court, appellate court, assembly, assizes, Bench, chancery, consistory, court of appeals, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius, court of chancery, criminal court, divorce court, federal court, high court, inferior court, Inquisition, International Court of Justice, jury, juvenile court, kangaroo court, lower court, military court, moot court, police court, probate court, quarter sessions, Rota, Star Chamber, state supreme court, superior court, supreme court, traffic court, trial court, World Court

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