Simple Definition of martial law
: control of an area by military forces rather than by the police
Full Definition of martial law
1 : the law applied in occupied territory by the military authority of the occupying power
2 : the law administered by military forces that is invoked by a government in an emergency when the civilian law enforcement agencies are unable to maintain public order and safety
Examples of martial law
The government has imposed martial law throughout the city to stop the riots.
an area placed under martial law
First Known Use of martial law
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