In villages of the Philippine Islands, a kind of townhall. At the tribunal the head men of the village met to transact business, prisoners were confined, and troops and travelers were often quartered.
a raised platform from which a magistrate hears evidence and pronounces judgement
A raised speaker's platform upon which a general or emperor addressed the troops.
platform for commanding officer in principia, or on a parade-ground
In the Guardians of Time Trilogy, the Tribunal is the governing body of the Guard. They are responsible for initiating new members into the Guard, deciding on important issues, and rendering judgements cases such as power abuse, etc.