martial law


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martial law

n.
1. Temporary rule by military authorities, imposed on a civilian population especially in time of war or when civil authority has broken down.
2. The law imposed on an occupied territory by occupying military forces.

martial law

n
(Military) the rule of law established and maintained by the military in the absence of civil law

mar′tial law′


n.
1. law temporarily imposed upon an area by state military forces, esp. when civil authority has broken down.
2. law imposed in occupied territory by the military forces of the occupying power.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.martial law - the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil 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"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations
stanné právo
militær undtagelsestilstand
hadijogstatárium
herlög
戒厳令
stanné právo
askerî idaresıkıyönetim

martial law

nKriegsrecht nt; the state was put under martial lawüber den Staat wurde (das) Kriegsrecht verhängt

martial law

nlegge f marziale

martial

(ˈmaːʃəl) adjective
1. warlike or fond of fighting. a martial nation.
2. belonging to or suitable for war. martial music.
martial ˈart noun
(usually martial arts) a traditional way of fighting in sports such as judo or karate.
martial law
the ruling of a country by the army in time of war or great national emergency, when ordinary law does not apply. The country is now under martial law.
References in classic literature ?
Although numbers of natives were shot and taken prisoners in the skirmishing, which was going on at intervals for several years; nothing seems fully to have impressed them with the idea of our overwhelming power, until the whole island, in 1830, was put under martial law, and by proclamation the whole population commanded to assist in one great attempt to secure the entire race.
And now that the rioters were dispersed, the citizens were beset with a new fear; for, finding the public thoroughfares and all their usual places of resort filled with soldiers entrusted with the free use of fire and sword, they began to lend a greedy ear to the rumours which were afloat of martial law being declared, and to dismal stories of prisoners having been seen hanging on lamp-posts in Cheapside and Fleet Street.
It is not to be wondered at that poor Twemlow should decline to inflict a letter on his noble cousin (who has gout in the temper), inasmuch as his noble cousin, who allows him a small annuity on which he lives, takes it out of him, as the phrase goes, in extreme severity; putting him, when he visits at Snigsworthy Park, under a kind of martial law; ordaining that he shall hang his hat on a particular peg, sit on a particular chair, talk on particular subjects to particular people, and perform particular exercises: such as sounding the praises of the Family Varnish (not to say Pictures), and abstaining from the choicest of the Family Wines unless expressly invited to partake.
Authorities are just fooling terrorists with the continued imposition of 'toothless' martial law in Mindanao, Senator Panfilo Lacson said in jest on Tuesday.
Davao council wants martial law lifted !-- -- Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am DAVAO CITY, Philippines A resolution urging President Duterte to lift martial law in this city was passed by the Sangguniang Panglungsod on Tuesday.
Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged the government to lift martial law in Mindanao, instead of extending it.
The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to hold a joint session today (Wednesday) to deliberate and pass a resolution calling for a one-year extension of martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.
The local business sector has urged the government to look into the possibility of lifting Martial Law in some of Mindanao areas even as investors are looking into the impact of the declaration on businesses, particularly tourism.
ISLAMABAD -- The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Thursday observed that there was no room for martial law in the Constitution and he would be the first one to fight if any attempt was made in that regard.
Senate President, six months ago, I voted No to President Rodrigo Duterte's request to Congress to extend the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed alarm over the mention of the National People's Army (NPA) as among the reasons for extending military rule in Mindanao, fearing it would pave the way for a nationwide declaration of martial law. Drilon raised the question during the joint session of Congress to discuss the extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of habeas corpus in Mindanao.
Thai military leaders decided Monday to permit the interim government to partially revoke martial law which was imposed throughout the country when they seized power in a coup in September.