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martial law

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌmɑːʃəlˈlɔː/
the control of a country by its army instead of by its usual leaders: to declare martial lawSystems of governmentThe armed forces generally
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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