Articles of War

noun (used with a plural verb)

the body of laws and legal procedures of the U.S. Army and Air Force, replaced in 1951 by the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for articles of war

Articles of War

pl n

the disciplinary and legal procedures by which the naval and military forces of Great Britain were bound before the 19th century
the regulations of the US army, navy, and air force until the Uniform Code of Military Justice replaced them in 1951
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