Definitions of court-martial

n a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law

drumhead court-martial
a military court convened to hear urgent charges of offenses committed in action
special court-martial
a court-martial to try soldiers for offenses less serious that than those committed in action; consists of at least three officers
Type of:
military court
a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel

n a trial that is conducted by a military court

Type of:
(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law

v subject to trial by court-martial

Type of:
adjudicate, judge, try
put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

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