Tribunal

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.
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2. Hence, a court or forum; as, the House of Lords, in England, is the highest tribunal in the kingdom.
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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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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