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English definition of “court martial”

court martial

noun [C]     (plural court martials or formal courts martial)
(a trial in) a military court for members of the armed forcesCourt cases, orders and decisionsThe armed forces generally court-martial     /ˌkɔːtˈmɑː.ʃəl/ US  /ˈkɔːrtˌmɑːr-/ verb [T] She is likely to be court-martialled for disobeying her commanding officer.Taking legal actionThe armed forces generally
(Definition of court martial noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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