court martial

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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
References in classic literature ?
Section Eight, that courts martial, for the trial of officers or men of the militia, shall be composed of militia officers only.
COURTS martial hear cases against servicemen or members of their family who are living in barracks alongside them when they are accused of an offence.
And yesterday's decision raises big questions about whether soldiers receive fair hearings in courts martial.
1985) ("[Denial of challenge] was particularly unreasonable 'in view of the limited availability of peremptory challenges at courts martial.
The cases concern army and air force courts martial but not naval courts martial.
But the Royal Navy's system of courts martial may have to change after the European Court of Human Rights ruled against the Government.