Definition of court martial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


court martial

BrE BrE//ˌkɔːt ˈmɑːʃl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrt ˈmɑːrʃl//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. courts martial)
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a military court that deals with members of the armed forces who break military law; a trial at such a court He was convicted at a court martial. All the men now face court martial.Extra examples The general ordered an immediate court martial. The officer was convicted of desertion at a court martial. All the soldiers now face court martial. He called for courts martial and lengthy sentences for the mutineers.
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