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court–martial

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noun court–mar·tial \ˈkȯrt-ˌmär-shəl, -ˈmär-\

Simple Definition of court–martial

  • : a military court : a court for people in the military who are accused of breaking military law

  • : a trial in a military court

Full Definition of court–martial

plural courts–martial also court–martials

  1. 1 :  a court consisting of commissioned officers and in some instances enlisted personnel for the trial of members of the armed forces or others within its jurisdiction

  2. 2 :  a trial by court-martial

1651

First Known Use of court–martial

1651


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court–martial

verb court–mar·tial

Simple Definition of court–martial

  • : to present evidence against (someone) in a military court : to put (someone) on trial in a military court

Full Definition of court–martial

–mar·tialed also –mar·tialled–mar·tial·ing also –mar·tial·ling \-ˌmär-sh(ə-)liŋ, -ˈmär-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to trial by court-martial

1833

First Known Use of court–martial

1833


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