tri·bu·nal (trī-bynəl, trĭ-)
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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