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Tribunal


TRIBU'NAL, noun [Latin tribunal from tribunus, a tribune, who administered justice.]

1. Properly, the seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice.

2. More generally, a court of justice; as, the house of lords in England is the highest tribunal in the kingdom.

3. In France, a gallery or eminence in a church or other place, in which the musical performers are placed for a concert.