the head of a tribe
(see tribus); hence,
a president, commander, representative, tribune
: tribunus celerum, in quo tum magistratu forte Brutus
—Esp., tribuni aerarii,
paymasters, quaestors' assistants
(by the Lex Aurelia made judges on the part of the plebs): (Milonem) tribuni
aerarii condemnarunt.—Tribuni militares or militum,
tribunes of the soldiers, military tribunes, colonels
(a legion had six, each of whom commanded it for two months of the year):
tribunus militaris cum Servilio profectus: tribuni cohortium, i. e.
then present with the cohorts
— From B.C.
444 to B.C.
highest officers of the State, at first three in number, then six, and after
402 eight, chosen both from the patricians and the plebeians, were
military tribunes with consular power
: tribunos militum consulari potestate creari
: tribuni consulares
plebis or plebei
(expressed or understood),
a tribune of the common people, representative of the plebeians
(a magistrate charged with the protection of the commons against the
patricians): ita tribuni plebei creati duo, L.
habere a tribuno plebis