See also: Tribune and Tribüne

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From Middle English tribune, from Old French tribun, tribune, from Latin tribunus (tribune, tribal leader), from tribus (tribe).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪbjuːn/, /tɹɪˈbjuːn/
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  • Rhymes: -uːn

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tribune (plural tribunes)

  1. (historical) An elected official in Ancient Rome, a tribune of the plebs.
  2. (historical) A military officer in Ancient Rome ranking below a legate and above a centurion, a military tribune.
  3. (figurative) A protector of the people.
  4. (Christianity, architecture) The domed or vaulted apse in a cathedral housing the bishop's throne (see).
  5. (uncommon) Synonym of pulpit, a platform, a place or opportunity to express one's opinion
    The new magazine's goal is to give a tribune to unmarried mothers.

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From Italian tribuna.

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tribune f (plural tribunes)

  1. platform, rostrum, podium
    Synonym: estrade
  2. stand, grandstand
  3. (architecture) gallery

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  • Ottoman Turkish: تریبون (tribün)

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From Dutch tribune, from French tribune, from Latin tribunus.

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  • (standard) IPA(key): [triˈbu.nə]
  • (common) IPA(key): [triˈbʊn]
  • Hyphenation: tri‧bu‧nê

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tribune or tribunê

  1. platform, rostrum, podium
  2. stand, grandstand

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tribune f

  1. plural of tribuna

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tribūne

  1. vocative singular of tribūnus

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From Old French tribun, tribune, from Latin tribūnus.

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tribune (plural tribunes or tribuni)

  1. A Roman military tribune or similar leader of a thousand soldiers.
  2. A Roman plebeian tribune or similar leader of a thousand civilians.

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From Latin tribunal, via French tribune.

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tribune m (definite singular tribunen, indefinite plural tribuner, definite plural tribunene)

  1. a stand or grandstand

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From Latin tribunal, via French tribune.

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tribune m (definite singular tribunen, indefinite plural tribunar, definite plural tribunane)

  1. a stand or grandstand

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