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[Latin, platform for magistrates, from tribunus tribune, from tribus tribe]
1 : the seat of a judge or one acting as a judge
2 : a court or forum of justice
: a person or body of persons having to hear and decide disputes so as to bind the parties
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.