[kawrt-mahr-shuh l, -mahr-, kohrt-]
- a court consisting of military or naval personnel appointed by a commander to try charges of offenses by soldiers, sailors, etc., against military or naval law.
- a trial by such a court.
- a conviction by such a court: He lost his privileges because of his court-martial.
- a session of such a court: He attended the court-martial this morning.
- to arraign and try by court-martial.
Origin of court-martial
First recorded in 1565–75; earlier martial court
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Examples from the Web for court-martial
Now facing criminal charges, Neubauer could be standing before a court-martial by mid-June.Air Force Charges Ex-Informant With Lying About Her Rape
May 1, 2014
As his court-martial finally got under way, I was reading a book called Making War at Fort Hood.The Army Life, Mundane and Hideously Violent, by Turns
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August 29, 2013
Then they decide that such a court-martial would embarrass them.David's Bookclub: Catch-22
December 29, 2012
Of the 65 reported assaults last year, in only one case was the accused assailant subjected to a court-martial.Former Student Claims U.S. Naval Academy Had ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Rape Victims
May 4, 2012
They are badly paid, badly trained, and threatened with early retirement or a court-martial if they disobey orders, says Mahfouz.Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival
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Colonel Falconer was sent home to be tried by a court-martial.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
In the meantime I had been tried by Court-martial, and reduced to the ranks.Adventures and Recollections
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"That will be the business of the court-martial," he answered.
If Garfield recovers from his wound he will be tried by court-martial.
I trust, sir, you have not come to question the finding of the court-martial.