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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
A military court appointed to try a person accused of an offense against military law, or a trial conducted by such a court.
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