A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes.
(Latin) civic and trade center where all manner of commerce, governmental and judicial procedings, and public assembly took place; the most famous forum was found in Rome, had been rebuilt in 54 BCE, and included buildings and landmarks such as the Curia Julia, Basilica Aemilia, the comitium, the rostra, the Volcanal, and the Lacus Curtius. The Forum
The main square and principal gathering place of any Roman town, usually adorned with the city's most important temples and civic buildings.
The public square or marketplace of an ancient Roman city that was the assembly place for judicial activity and public business.
Forum is a United States constitutional law term that describes a government-owned property which is open to public expression and assembly.