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English definition of “court martial”

court martial

noun [C] uk   (plural court martials or formal courts martial) us  
(a trial in) a military court for members of the armed forcesCourt cases, orders and decisionsThe armed forces generally
court-martial
verb [T] uk   /ˌkɔːtˈmɑː.ʃəl/ us    /ˈkɔːrtˌmɑːr-/
She is likely to be court-martialled for disobeying her commanding officer.Taking legal actionThe armed forces generally
(Definition of court martial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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