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captain's mast

noun
1.
a session at which the captain of a naval ship hears and acts on the cases of enlisted personnel charged with committing offenses.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • He was brought before a captain's mast, pled guilty, and received non-judicial punishment of a letter of reprimand.

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