court martial

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A calque of French cour martiale, hence the unusual order of adjective following noun.

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court martial (plural (formal) courts martial or (informal) court martials)

  1. (law, military) A court where cases of military law are heard.
  2. (law, military) A trial before such a tribunal.

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court martial (third-person singular simple present court martials, present participle (US) court martialing or (UK) court martialling, simple past and past participle (US) court martialed or (UK) court martialled)

  1. (law, military) To subject to trial in a military court.

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