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court martial

n, pl court martials or courts martial
(Military) a military court that tries persons subject to military law
vb, court-martial, -tials, -tialling or -tialled, -tials, -tialing or -tialed
(Military) (tr) to try (a person) by court martial

court martial

A military court appointed to try a person accused of an offense against military law, or a trial conducted by such a court.
Translations

court martial

[ˈkɔːtˈmɑːʃl] n (court martials or courts martial (pl)) → corte f marziale
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If you refused to go into the militia, or to obey after you were in, you would be tried by drumhead court martial and shot down like dogs.
That they can shoot us by drumhead court martial if we refuse?
Section Seven, that any officer or enlisted man'--remember Section One, gentlemen, you are all enlisted men--"that any enlisted man of the militia who shall refuse or neglect to present himself to such mustering officer upon being called forth as herein prescribed, shall be subject to trial by court martial, and shall be punished as such court martial shall direct.
The Militia of the Equilaterals was at once called out; and every Triangle suspected of Irregularity on reasonable grounds, was destroyed by Court Martial, without the formality of exact measurement by the Social Board.
After hearing, in a mist through which Mr Inspector loomed vague and large, that the officer took upon himself to prepare the dead man's daughter for what had befallen in the night, and generally that he took everything upon himself, Mortimer Lightwood stumbled in his sleep to a cab-stand, called a cab, and had entered the army and committed a capital military offence and been tried by court martial and found guilty and had arranged his affairs and been marched out to be shot, before the door banged.
He told the court martial that after the incident, he filled in a flight log, stating that he believed there had been an issue with the autopilot.
The prosecution at his court martial argued that the camera had been placed in front of an armrest, and became wedged against the joystick when he moved his seat.
The court was billed to hear an application for an order compelling the Chief of Army Staff, Lieut General Tukur Burutai; and the Judge Advocate of the Nigerian Army Court Martial, Colonel S.
The Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971, the Court Martial Act 2007 and the Court Martial Appeals Act 1953.
Summary: London [United Kingdom], August 14 (ANI): Charged with assault on teenage recruits, 17 former British Army instructors will be appearing before a court martial next month.
According to reporter, the JKCCS spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the suspension of life sentence and release on bail by an Indian military court of the five army personnel convicted and sentenced by army court martial in 2014 for the Machil fake encounter of April 2010 was yet another reminder that the armed forces were protected by the Indian government.
Citing the twenty-first century as a different political universe for military personnel, where one can argue for the expansion of personal rights, thanks to a long series of reforms in the conduct of court martial (1916, 1920, 1948, 1950 1968, and 1983), Bray notes that no more do American soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marines have to worry that they will be shot by a firing squad in the immediate aftermath of a hurried court-martial conducted in the field.