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.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is among the five government agencies tasked to provide non-monetary reparation to victims of human rights abuses during the Martial Law regime.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Leader of Turkey's nationalist party has called on authorities to urgently convene the country's top security council and declare a martial law in some part of Turkey plagued with increased violence.
NAYPYITAW, Dhu-AlQa'dah 03, 1436, August 18, 2015, SPA -- Myanmar's parliament voted on Tuesday to again extend martial law for three months in a restive area along the country's border with China, where there have been clashes between the military and an armed ethnic group since February, Reuters reported.
Military courts were first introduced in the country in 1953 and the second time in 1958 when martial law was declared.
ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Nasir ul Mulk has remarked no justification is acceptable in respect of the martial laws slapped by military dictators, no matter the martial law has been imposed partly or fully.
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he has asked for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's permission to lift martial law, which has been in place since before a coup 10 months ago, replacing it with a law that maintains the army's wide-ranging powers.
Assistant US Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific Daniel Russel, visiting a Bangkok university on Monday, called for more inclusive politics and the end of martial law, Reuters said.
KARACHI -- Former Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim on Friday criticized the provincial government stating that they support Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain's stance over imposing martial law adding that this socalled democracy must be replaced by a new system.
Bangkok : Thailand's military declared martial law early on Tuesday morning, but that didn't stop a delegation of Omani businessmen from flying to Bangkok to look for trade opportunities.