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martial law

noun [U] uk   us  
the control of a city, country, etc. by an army instead of by its usual leaders: Renegade forces captured the capital and declared/imposed martial law.
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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