a court-martial established to try violations of military law less serious than those tried by a general court-martial but more serious than those tried by a summary court-martial.
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How to use special court-martial in a sentence
A special court martial was constituted in Montreal, and many suspects were imprisoned.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2) | William Henry Atherton
Those whom they regard as the ringleaders they take to the town hall and have them tried by a special court-martial.The Kingdom of God is Within You | Count Leo Tolstoy