court-martial

[kawrt-mahr-shuhl, -mahr-, kohrt-]
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:
1565–75; earlier martial court

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court-martial

noun
1. a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law 
2. a trial that is conducted by a military court 

verb
1. subject to trial by court-martial 
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Example sentences for courtmartial
Both the courtmartial members and the military judge are members of the armed forces.
Such officers are called courtmartial convening authorities.
The summary courtmartial consists of one individual, typically a judge advocate.
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