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martial law

noun [U]  us   /ˈmɑr·ʃəl ˈlɔ/
temporary rule by the military, esp. during a war or an emergency
Translations of “martial law”
in Chinese (Traditional) 軍事管制,戒嚴…
in Russian военное положение…
in Turkish askerî yönetim, askerî darbe yönetimi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 军事管制,戒严…
in Polish stan wojenny…
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