What does the word tribunal mean?

Usage examples for tribunal

  1. He was learned, patient, industrious, and conscientious; but he was not adapted for an appellate tribunal. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  2. Before this tribunal Innocent Smith is brought. – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West
  3. I hope to be able, with a pure heart and perfect composure, to appear before a higher tribunal- a tribunal where a judge of infinite goodness as well as of justice will preside, and where, my Lords, many, many of the judgments of this world will be reversed. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick