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court-martial

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

Definition of court-martial

plural courts-martial also court-martials
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


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court-martial

verb

Definition of court-martial

court-martialed also court-martialled; court-martialing also court-martialling play \ˈkȯrt-ˌmär-sh(ə-)liŋ, -ˈmär-\
transitive verb
:to subject to trial by court-martial

First Known Use of court-martial

1833


COURT-MARTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

court-martial

noun

Definition of court-martial for English Language Learners

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

  • : a trial in a military court


court-martial

verb

Definition of court-martial for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

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court-martial

noun court-mar·tial \ ˈkōrt-ˌmär-shəl \

legal Definition of court-martial

plural courts-martial also court-martials
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 a court-martial

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court-martial

transitive verb

legal Definition of court-martial

court-martialed also court-martialled; court-martialing also court-martialling
:to subject to trial by court-martial


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