tri·bu·nal /trī-'byün-əl, tri-/ n [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

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun bench, chancery, court, court of justice, court of law, forum, iudicium, judges, judgment seat, judiciary, law court, panel of judges associated concepts: administrative tribunal, appellate tribunal, fair tribunal, inferior tribunal, tribunal of limited jurisdiction II index bar (court), bench, board, chamber (body), council (assembly), court, forum (court), judicatory, judicature, judiciary, jury

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A judicial court; a judge’s seat or bench; a judge or group of judges with jurisdiction in an area.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

in the constitutional law of the UK, an alternative forum for the resolution of disputes instead of the ordinary courts. They are most miscellaneous and are set up by statutes for various purposes. They quite often have entirely different rules of evidence and procedure from ordinary courts. They are generally supposed to be more flexible, more expert and speedier than the normal courts. They operate in many fields, including taxation, immigration and landlord and tenant. The lives of many are affected by the social security tribunals and the employment tribunals appear to have been so much of a success that they are busy, respected and are given new jurisdictions from time to time. Some form of appeal usually lies from a tribunal, at least on law, to the ordinary courts, and there is a supervisory jurisdiction in the Council on Tribunals.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Any court, judicial body, or board which has judicial or quasi-judicial functions (such as a public utilities board that sets rates or a planning commission that can allow variances from zoning regulations).
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 An officer or body with the authority to pronounce judgment on a matter based upon the evidence.
2 A court or other judicial body.
3 The bench or seat where the judge sits while presiding over a hearing or trial.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A general term for a court, or the seat of a judge.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A general term for a court, or the seat of a judge.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   any court, judicial body or board which has quasi-judicial functions, such as a public utilities board which sets rates or a planning commission which can allow variances from zoning regulations.
   See also: court

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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