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court-mar·tial

(kôrt′mär′shəl)
n. pl. courts-mar·tial (kôrts′-)
1. A military or naval court of officers appointed by a commander to try persons for offenses under military law.
2. A trial by such a military tribunal.
tr.v. court-mar·tialed, court-mar·tial·ing, court-mar·tials also court-mar·tialled or court-mar·tial·ling
To try by military tribunal.

[From martial court.]

court′-mar`tial

(ˈkɔrt, ˈkoʊrt)

n., pl. courts-mar•tial, court-mar•tials, n.
1. a military court appointed by a commander to try armed forces personnel charged with infractions of military law.
2. a trial by such a court.
v.t.
3. to arraign and try by court-martial.
[1650–60; earlier martial court]

court-martial


Past participle: court-martialled
Gerund: court-martialling

Imperative
court-martial
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Present
I court-martial
you court-martial
he/she/it court-martials
we court-martial
you court-martial
they court-martial
Preterite
I court-martialled
you court-martialled
he/she/it court-martialled
we court-martialled
you court-martialled
they court-martialled
Present Continuous
I am court-martialling
you are court-martialling
he/she/it is court-martialling
we are court-martialling
you are court-martialling
they are court-martialling
Present Perfect
I have court-martialled
you have court-martialled
he/she/it has court-martialled
we have court-martialled
you have court-martialled
they have court-martialled
Past Continuous
I was court-martialling
you were court-martialling
he/she/it was court-martialling
we were court-martialling
you were court-martialling
they were court-martialling
Past Perfect
I had court-martialled
you had court-martialled
he/she/it had court-martialled
we had court-martialled
you had court-martialled
they had court-martialled
Future
I will court-martial
you will court-martial
he/she/it will court-martial
we will court-martial
you will court-martial
they will court-martial
Future Perfect
I will have court-martialled
you will have court-martialled
he/she/it will have court-martialled
we will have court-martialled
you will have court-martialled
they will have court-martialled
Future Continuous
I will be court-martialling
you will be court-martialling
he/she/it will be court-martialling
we will be court-martialling
you will be court-martialling
they will be court-martialling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been court-martialling
you have been court-martialling
he/she/it has been court-martialling
we have been court-martialling
you have been court-martialling
they have been court-martialling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been court-martialling
you will have been court-martialling
he/she/it will have been court-martialling
we will have been court-martialling
you will have been court-martialling
they will have been court-martialling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been court-martialling
you had been court-martialling
he/she/it had been court-martialling
we had been court-martialling
you had been court-martialling
they had been court-martialling
Conditional
I would court-martial
you would court-martial
he/she/it would court-martial
we would court-martial
you would court-martial
they would court-martial
Past Conditional
I would have court-martialled
you would have court-martialled
he/she/it would have court-martialled
we would have court-martialled
you would have court-martialled
they would have court-martialled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.court-martial - a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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
military court - a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel
2.court-martial - a trial that is conducted by a military court
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military law - the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel
Verb1.court-martial - subject to trial by court-martial
adjudicate, try, judge - put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
Translations

court-martial

[ˈkɔːtˈmɑːʃəl]
A. N (courts-martial, court-martials (pl)) → consejo m de guerra, tribunal m militar
B. VTjuzgar en consejo de guerra

court-martial

[ˈkɔːtˈmɑːʃl] vtprocessare in corte f marziale

court

(koːt) noun
1. a place where legal cases are heard. a magistrates' court; the High Court.
2. the judges and officials of a legal court. The accused is to appear before the court on Friday.
3. a marked-out space for certain games. a tennis-court; a squash court.
4. the officials, councillors etc of a king or queen. the court of King James.
5. the palace of a king or queen. Hampton Court.
6. an open space surrounded by houses or by the parts of one house.
verb
1. to try to win the love of; to woo.
2. to try to gain (admiration etc).
3. to seem to be deliberately risking (disaster etc).
ˈcourtier (-tiə) noun
a member of the court of a king or queen. He was one of King James' courtiers.
ˈcourtly adjective
having fine manners.
ˈcourtliness noun
ˈcourtship noun
courting or wooing.
ˈcourthouse noun
a building where legal cases are held.
ˌcourt-ˈmartialplural ˌcourts-ˈmartial noun
a court held by officers of the armed forces to try offences against discipline.
ˈcourtyard noun
a court or enclosed ground beside, or surrounded by, a building. the courtyard of the castle.
References in classic literature ?
Well, Marse Tom, she has summoned a court-martial, but the doctor don't think she is well enough to preside over it, and she says there ain't anybody competent but her, because there's a major- general concerned; and so she - she - well, she says, would you preside over it for her?
You see, it won't ever do for me, a brigadier in the regular army, to preside over that infant court-martial - there isn't any precedent for it, don't you see.
When they are in the field - so to speak, - they always wear them; you never see an angel going with a message anywhere without his wings, any more than you would see a military officer presiding at a court-martial without his uniform, or a postman delivering letters, or a policeman walking his beat, in plain clothes.
This gentleman was a colonel of the militia, in attendance on a court-martial, who found leisure to steal a moment from his military to attend to his civil jurisdiction; but this incongruity excited neither notice nor comment.
If this matter is not to become public, we must give ourselves certain powers and resolve ourselves into a small private court-martial.
The adjutant told them that the affair was likely to take a very bad turn: that a court-martial had been appointed, and that in view of the severity with which marauding and insubordination were now regarded, degradation to the ranks would be the best that could be hoped for.
Denisov spoke contemptuously of the whole matter, but Rostov knew him too well not to detect that (while hiding it from others) at heart he feared a court-martial and was worried over the affair, which was evidently taking a bad turn.
Court-martial and degradation follow swiftly, unless as is often the case, the unfortunate man takes his own life before this unjust and heartless regulation can hold him up to public scorn.
He ought to be shot, sir --brought to a court-martial, and shot, by Jove.
You were to abolish military force, but you were first to bring all commanding officers who had done their duty, to trial by court-martial for that offence, and shoot them.
Burges, Duer and Mackenzie, 1843; The French Governess; or, The Embroidered Handkerchief, 1843; Richard Dale, 1843; Wyandotte, 1843; Ned Myers, or Life before the Mast, 1843; Afloat and Ashore (Miles Wallingford, Lucy Hardinge), two series, 1844; Proceedings of the Naval Court-Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, etc.
When he had communicated this bright idea, which had its origin in the perusal by the village cronies of a newspaper, containing, among other matters, an account of how some officer pending the sentence of some court-martial had been enlarged on parole, Mr Willet drew back from his guest's ear, and without any visible alteration of feature, chuckled thrice audibly.