Examples of martial law in a Sentence
The government has imposed martial law throughout the city to stop the riots.
an area placed under martial law
Recent Examples of martial law from the Web
Washington just before the march looked like an armed camp; the White House was prepared to authorize martial law in case of a riot.
International rights groups and local critics have accused Duterte of drifting toward authoritarianism after declaring martial law in the south during a major attack by pro-Islamic State group militants last year.
Kay Granger, one of several lunatics-at-large passing as a representative from the great state of Texas, even trumpeted the charge that Obama had in fact declared martial law and given himself unprecedented powers with Executive Order 13603.
Other projects due to start this year include Manila’s first subway and a 102 kilometer (63 mile) railway in Mindanao, an island in the south of the country that is under martial law following a five-month battle with Islamic militants.
The people of Nabi Saleh have mounted a long-term, non-violent resistance to martial law that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have responded to with extreme brutality.
The Philippine congress extended martial law in the southern island of Mindanao for a year, to allow the army greater freedom to pursue its campaign against Muslim extremists.
Mass chaos, martial law, and the predicted dramatic stock-market crash have not yet arrived, despite the implications of often-feverish news coverage.
The ruling party argues that the new system is more efficient and would remove corrupt judges who were active during a two-year period of martial law in the 1980s and oppressed the opposition.
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MARTIAL LAW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of martial law for English Language Learners
: control of an area by military forces rather than by the police
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