: a summary court-martial that tries offenses on the battlefield
Recent Examples on the Web And men like Lang Long, a Cambodian who was trafficked and sold into the Thai fishing industry, are modern-day Billy Budds in a system that lacks even the rough justice of a drumhead court-martial. —Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2019
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