Definition of forum in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːrəm

noun (plural forums)

  • 2chiefly North American A court or tribunal.
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    • Nobody would therefore have an absolute right to choose which Court would be the forum for the determination of any disputes.
    • As the order was a Final Order the appropriate forum is the Court of Appeal.
    • He does not like the Courts as the final forum for the resolution of disputes.


late Middle English (in sense 3): from Latin, literally 'what is out of doors', originally denoting an enclosure surrounding a house; related to fores '(outside) door'. sense 1 dates from the mid 18th century.

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