military government

noun

Legal Definition of military government

: the government established by a military commander in conquered territory to administer the military law declared under military authority applicable to all persons in the conquered territory and superseding any incompatible local law

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“Military government.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/military%20government. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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