follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

court-martial

[kawrt-mahr-shuh l, -mahr-, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌmɑr ʃəl, -ˈmɑr-, ˈkoʊrt-/
noun, plural courts-martial, court-martials.
1.
a court consisting of military or naval personnel appointed by a commander to try charges of offenses by soldiers, sailors, etc., against military or naval law.
2.
a trial by such a court.
3.
a conviction by such a court:
He lost his privileges because of his court-martial.
4.
a session of such a court:
He attended the court-martial this morning.
verb (used with object), court-martialed, court-martialing or (especially British) court-martialled, court-martialling.
5.
to arraign and try by court-martial.
Origin of court-martial
1565-1575
1565-75; earlier martial court
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for court martial
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for court martial

court martial

noun (pl) court martials, courts martial
1.
a military court that tries persons subject to military law
verb court-martial, -tials, -tialling, -tialled (US) -tials, -tialing, -tialed
2.
(transitive) to try by court martial
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for court martial
n.

also court-martial, 1650s (plural courts martial), originally martial court (1570s), from court + martial. As a verb, from 1859.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for court-martial

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for court

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends