Meaning of “court martial” in the English Dictionary

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court martialnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɔːt ˈmɑː.ʃəl/ us /ˌkɔːrt ˈmɑːr.ʃəl/ plural court martials or formal courts martial
verb [ T ] uk /ˌkɔːtˈmɑː.ʃəl/ us /ˈkɔːrtˌmɑːr-/

She is likely to be court-martialled for disobeying her commanding officer.

(Definition of “court martial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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court-martialnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔrtˌmɑr·ʃəl, ˈkoʊrt-, -ˈmɑr·ʃəl/ plural courts-martial /ˈkɔrtsˌmɑr·ʃəl, ˈkoʊrts-, -ˈmɑr·ʃəl/ court-martials

a military court, or a trial in a military court, that judges members of the armed forces

verb [ T ] us /ˈkɔrtˌmɑr·ʃəl, ˈkoʊrt-/

He was court-martialed for leaving his post without permission.

(Definition of “court-martial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)