court-mar|tial


court-mar|tial
court-mar|tial «KRT MAHR shuhl, KOHRT-», noun, plural courts-mar|tial or court-mar|tials, verb, -tialed, -tial|ing or (especially British) -tialled, -tial|ling.
–n.
1. a military court for trying offenders against the laws of the armed forces: »

The court-martial was made up of six officers.

2. a trial by a military court: »

The soldier's court-martial for disobedience was placed on his record.

–v.t.
to try by a military court: »

... a remark which got him court-martialed for insubordination (Newsweek).


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