noun Date: 1546 the office, function, or term of office of a tribune

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  • Tribunate — Trib u*nate, n. [L. tribunatus: cf. F. tribunat.] The state or office of a tribune; tribuneship. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tribunate — [trib′yo͞o nit, trib′yo͞onāt΄] n. [Fr tribunat < L tribunatus] the rank, office, or authority of a tribune …   English World dictionary

  • tribunate — tribune ► NOUN 1) (in ancient Rome) an official chosen by the plebeians to protect their interests. 2) a popular leader; a champion of the people. DERIVATIVES tribunate noun tribuneship noun. ORIGIN Latin tribunus head of a tribe , from tribus… …   English terms dictionary

  • tribunate — /trib yeuh nit, nayt , tri byooh nit, nayt/, n. 1. the office of tribune. 2. a body of tribunes. [1540 50; < L tribunatus the office of a tribune. See TRIBUNE1, ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • tribunate — n. office of tribune in ancient Rome; judging body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tribunate — n. Tribuneship …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tribunate — trib·u·nate …   English syllables

  • tribunate — trib•u•nate [[t]ˈtrɪb yə nɪt, ˌneɪt, trɪˈbyu nɪt, neɪt[/t]] n. 1) the office or term of a tribune 2) a body of tribunes • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • tribunate — /ˈtrɪbjənət/ (say tribyuhnuht) noun 1. the office of tribune. 2. a body of tribunes. {Latin tribūnātus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tribunate — ˈtribyənə̇t, ˌnāt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin tribunatus, from tribunus Roman official + atus ate : tribuneship …   Useful english dictionary

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