special court-martial

noun

Legal Definition of special court-martial

: a court-martial that consists of at least three officers, a trial judge advocate, and a defense counsel and that has authority to impose a limited sentence and hear only noncapital cases — compare general court-martial, summary court-martial

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“Special court-martial.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/special%20court-martial. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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