Legal Definition and Related Resources of Tribunal

Meaning of Tribunal

The seat of a judge ; a judicial court . Ordinarily, however, the word is used to denote a person or body exercising judicial or quasi -judicial functions outside of the regular courts.

Tribunal Alternative Definition

The seat of a judge; the place where he administers justice. The whole body of judges who compose a jurisdiction. 155 111. App. 405. The jurisdiction which the judges exercise. The term is Latin, and derives its origin from the elevated seat where the tribunes administered justice.

Synonyms of Tribunal


  • bench
  • chancery
  • court
  • court of justice
  • court of law
  • forum
  • judges
  • judgment seat
  • court
  • panel ofjudgesjudiciary
  • law
  • Associated Concepts: administrative tribunal
  • appellate tribunal
  • fair tribunal
  • inferior tribunal
  • tribunal of limited jurisdiction

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Tribunal in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Advisement, Apply, Award, Certiorari, Collusion, Concurrent Jurisdiction, Convict, Court, Curia, Deponent, Exclusive, Fair Trial, Hearing, Husting, Judge, Judicial Proceeding, Martial Law, Offense, Prohibition, Prosecution, Rogation, Small Claims Court.


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Tribunal in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of tribunal.


This term is a noun.

Etimology of Tribunal

(You may find tribunal at the world legal encyclopedia and the etimology of more terms).

early 15c., “a judgement seat,” from Old French tribunal “justice seat, judgement seat” (13c.) and directly from Latin tribunal “platform for the seat of magistrates, elevation, embankment,” from tribunus “official in ancient Rome, magistrate,” literally “head of a tribe” (see tribune). Hence, “a court of justice or judicial assembly” (1580s).


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Asylum and Immigration Tribunal in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. This legal term is related to the United Kingom and/or the English Legal System.


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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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