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Definition of Tribunal

Tribunal

  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.
  2. The seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice.
  3. Hence, a court or forum; as, the House of Lords, in England, is the highest tribunal in the kingdom.

Tribunal Quotations

Nicaragua dealt with the problem of terrorism in exactly the right way. It followed international law and treaty obligations. It collected evidence, brought the evidence to the highest existing tribunal, the International Court of Justice, and received a verdict - which, of course, the U.S. dismissed with contempt.
Noam Chomsky

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
Thomas Jefferson

The Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, in open court before an international tribunal, had a profound long-term effect in bringing Germans back to democracy and humanity.
Anthony Lewis

The NATO forces will, to the extent that they have capacity, assist the war crimes tribunal.
Warren Christopher

The United States has done more for the war crimes tribunal than any other country in the world. We're turning over all the information we have, including intelligence information.
Warren Christopher
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Tribunal Translations

tribunal in Dutch is gerecht, balie, gerechtsgebouw
tribunal in French is tribunal
tribunal in German is Strafgericht
tribunal in Spanish is tribunal, juzgado
tribunal in Swedish is domstol
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