martial law Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"martial law" in British English

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martial lawnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​control of a ​city, ​country, etc. by an ​armyinstead of by ​itsusualleaders: Renegade ​forcescaptured the ​capital and declared/​imposedmartiallaw.
(Definition of martial law from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"martial law" in American English

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martial lawnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɑr·ʃəl ˈlɔ/
temporaryrule by the ​military, esp. during a ​war or an ​emergency
(Definition of martial law from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “martial law”
in Chinese (Simplified) 军事管制,戒严…
in Turkish askerî yönetim, askerî darbe yönetimi…
in Russian военное положение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 軍事管制,戒嚴…
in Polish stan wojenny…
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