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Tribunal meaning

tribunal - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. The seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice.
  3. 3. Hence, a court or forum; as, the House of Lords, in England, is the highest tribunal in the kingdom.
  4. 4. Court of justice.

tribunal - examples of usage

  1. A kind of tribunal was immediately held in the servants' hall, a large chamber, with a stone floor, and a long table in the centre, at one end of which, just under an enormous clock, was placed the Squire's chair of justice, while Master Simon took his place at the table as clerk of the court. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. He was conducted in silence to the gloomy prison of that horrible tribunal. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Anciently the lord of a manor exercised a sovereign power in his little dominion; held a tribunal on his premises, to which was annexed a prison, furnished with implements for punishment; these were claimed by the lords of Birmingham. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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