summary court-martial

noun

Legal Definition of summary court-martial

: a court-martial consisting of one commissioned officer and having authority to impose no sentence in excess of one month's confinement or forfeiture of two-thirds of one month's pay — compare general court-martial, special court-martial

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“Summary court-martial.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/summary%20court-martial. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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