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military law

the body of laws relating to the government of the armed forces; rules and regulations for the conduct of military personnel.
Origin of military law
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This man may be an ass; but hes got the Manual of military law behind him, and dont forget it.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • military law prevailed, and the ferment was bottled for the time.

  • Reform of the military law, so as to favour numerous families and permit emigration to the French colonies.

  • He was an exceedingly able man, and had a good knowledge of military law.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • As commander-in-chief, the governor was at the head of a special judicial system for the trial of soldiers under the military law.

    The Audiencia in the Spanish Colonies Charles Henry Cunningham
  • He was stern to savagery in his enforcement of military law.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • Over any person subject to military law (except an officer), and for any crime not capital.

    Military Instructors Manual James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
  • The military law I have just explained is that which has been in force since 1889 only.

    Trooper 3809 Lionel Decle
  • It is hoped this country may yet be governed by milder methods than are usually displayed beneath the bannerets of military law.

British Dictionary definitions for military law

military law

articles or regulations that apply to those belonging to the armed services Compare martial law
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