One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A court of justice.‘an international war crimes tribunal’
court, court of justice, court of law, law court, barView synonyms
- ‘That freedom necessarily extends to the workings of the courts and tribunals which administer and enforce the laws of this country.’
- ‘One sees, of course, that there are sometimes decisions of the International Court and of tribunals and they have a greater status.’
- ‘Amending legislation may also be necessary if the tribunal loses an expected Supreme Court appeal.’
- ‘Everybody will be sending their courts and tribunals into other jurisdictions, and then you have a tremendous mess and it is not the mess that the federal arrangements seem to contemplate.’
- ‘Everyone has the right to equality before the courts and tribunals of law.’
- ‘These tribunals are essential kangaroo courts.’
- ‘So we're looking at international tribunals such as the International Court of Justice or the UN Standing Committee on Torture.’
- ‘We should devise a system that draws on both national courts and an international tribunal.’
- ‘This may be a court (other than the superior courts), tribunal or other public authority.’
- ‘It is encouraging that various instruments, including war crimes tribunals and the International Court of Justice, have been put in place to address and redress past wrongs.’
- ‘In practice there seems no good reason why the present approach of handling environment-related cases within the existing system of international courts and tribunals should not continue to work.’
- ‘In the judicial branch the Supreme Court of Justice is the highest tribunal.’
- ‘Then we each can hold war crimes tribunals and let justice prevail.’
- ‘Employers' organisations also challenged the power of the Commonwealth tribunal in the High Court.’
- ‘Some commentators have also expressed scepticism about the international courts, tribunals and committees which pronounce upon human rights.’
- ‘In such cases, trial court judgments may be reviewed by appellate tribunals, with the Supreme Court having final judgment.’
- ‘It is probably there that the reference to legal services to be provided in proceedings in federal courts and tribunals would need to be inserted.’
- 1.1 A seat or bench for a judge or judges.
Late Middle English (denoting a seat for judges): from Old French, or from Latin tribunal ‘raised platform provided for magistrate's seats’, from tribunus (see tribune). tribunal (sense 1 of the noun) dates from the early 20th century.
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