tribunal

[ trahy-byoon-l, tri- ]SEE DEFINITION OF tribunal
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I know you, Evremonde; I saw you before the Tribunal to-day.

Inform the Tribunal of what you did that day within the Bastille, citizen.

After which he and his opponent bowed to the tribunal, and departed.

The tribunal was impressed: the members, silent, attentive, let the witness have her way.

It is a tribunal in which the priest is judge and the penitent a prisoner who pleads guilty.

That was the tribunal to which I made surrender of my person and my cause.

"The tribunal will need, then, to await some other opportunity," said Cavalcanti suddenly.

"The tribunal will inform you," replied the familiar—a tall, sallow, elderly man.

The tribunal did not return an indictment; the three years have just expired.

And the count was proven to the satisfaction of the tribunal.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French tribunal (13c.), from Latin tribunal "platform for the seat of magistrates, elevation, embankment," from tribunus "official in ancient Rome, magistrate," literally "head of a tribe," from tribus (see tribe). Hence, a court of justice or judicial assembly (1580s).

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