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military law

noun

  1. the body of laws relating to the government of the armed forces; rules and regulations for the conduct of military personnel.


military law

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of military law1

First recorded in 1730–40

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Example Sentences

Until recently, military law in the West Bank did not distinguish between children and adults.

He committed a crime against both civil and military law and was condemned by a court-martial.

Finally the administration decided to draw from the oldest classes of men still under the military law.

According to military law, he ought to have been dead long ago.

My dear,” she said gently, “there is only one chance for you, and if we let it pass it will not come again—under military law.

Reason said hold the position; military law, which was higher in authority, said abandon it; so the place was evacuated.

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