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Tribunal

Tri`bu`nal´
n.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.
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.
Noun1.tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
Synonyms: court, judicature

TRIBUNAL. The seat of a judge; the place where he administers justice; but by this term is more usually understood the whole body of judges who compose a jurisdiction sometimes it is taken for the jurisdiction which they exercise.
     2. This term is Latin, and derives its origin from the elevated seat where the tribunes administered justice.

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