An officer or magistrate chosen by the people, to protect them from the oppression of the patricians, or nobles, and to defend their liberties against any attempts that might be made upon them by the senate and consuls.
- An officer of ancient Rome elected by the plebeians to protect their rights from arbitrary acts of the patrician magistrates.
- A protector or champion of the people.
- A raised platform or dais from which a speaker addresses an assembly.
- The usually domed or vaulted apse of a basilica.
- See gallery.