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 Supreme Court's validation of the extension of martial law in Mindanao may have opened the door to a permanent state of martial law, according to one of the five magistrates who disagreed with the decision.
MalacaAaAaAeA~ang said it is prepared to defend its basis for the extensi of martial law in Mindanao before the High Court, reiterating that it is necessary to purge the terror threat in the island.
MANILA, Philippines Malacaaang on Thursday said it is ready to face the Supreme Court to defend President Rodrigo Duterte's extended martial law powers across Mindanao, after opposition lawmakers challenged the prolonged declaration before the tribunal.
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.
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.
The country's economic managers and local businessmen are unfazed by the decision of Congress to approve President Duterte's request for a one-year extension of martial law 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.
Senator Bam Aquino called on the public on Wednesday to stop the continuous weakening of democracy in the Philippines following the Supreme Court's decision, upholding the one-year martial law extension in Mindanao.
MANILA, Philippines Opposition congressmen led by Edcel Lagman of Albay have turned to the Supreme Court for help in contesting Congress' decision to allow President Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao up to the end of 2018.
Iligan City/Buluan/Davao City- With an overwhelming vote of 240-27 favoring the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2018, the decision by the two Houses of Congress drew mixed reactions from the people in Mindanao.