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court-martial

1court–martial

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

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

: a trial in a military court

plural courts–martial also court–martials

Full Definition of COURT-MARTIAL

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
:  a trial by court-martial

First Known Use of COURT-MARTIAL

1651

2court–martial

verb

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

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

Full Definition of COURT-MARTIAL

transitive verb
:  to subject to trial by court-martial

First Known Use of COURT-MARTIAL

1833

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