special court-martial


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special court-martial

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In the US armed forces, a court-martial consisting of at least three officers for trying intermediate offenses.
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Noun1.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
court-martial - a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law
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A special court-martial would have been comparable to a misdemeanour trial, a proceeding in which the most severe punishment is a year in prison.
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