Field officer's court

(U.S.Army) a court-martial consisting of one field officer empowered to try all cases, in time of war, subject to jurisdiction of garrison and regimental courts.

See also: Field

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(9) To address the disciplinary issues during the Civil War, Congress created a "field officer's court," a wartime court to summarily dispose of minor offenses in lieu of regimental or garrison court (predecessors of today's special courts-martial).
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