Meaning of “tribunal” in the English Dictionary

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"tribunal" in British English

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tribunalnoun [ C ]

uk /traɪˈbjuː.nəl/ us /traɪˈbjuː.nəl/

a special court or group of people who are officially chosen, especially by the government, to examine (legal) problems of a particular type:

a war crimes tribunal
She took her case to an immigration appeals tribunal.

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  • He went to the industrial tribunal to seek redress for the way his employers had discriminated against him.
  • She remitted the case to a new tribunal for reconsideration.
  • His appeal will be heard by a tribunal.
  • They set up a tribunal to deal with the petty criminals.

(Definition of “tribunal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tribunal" in American English

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tribunalnoun [ C ]

us /trɑɪˈbju·nəl/

a special court chosen, esp. by a government or governments, to examine a particular problem:

(Definition of “tribunal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tribunal" in Business English

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tribunalnoun [ C ]

uk /traɪˈbjuːnəl/ us LAW

a special court or group of people who are officially chosen to examine problems of a particular type:

a tribunal case/claim/hearing
an appeal/an arbitration/a disciplinary tribunal
take sb/sth to a tribunal She took her employer to an industrial tribunal for wrongful dismissal.

(Definition of “tribunal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)