Meaning of court-martial
Pronunciation: (kôrt'mär"shul, -mär'-, kōrt'-), [key]
— n., pl. v., courts-mar•tial, court-mar•tials, -tialed, -tial•ing -tialled, -tial•ling.
- 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.
- a trial by such a court.
- a conviction by such a court: He lost his privileges because of his court-martial.
- a session of such a court: He attended the court-martial this morning.
- to arraign and try by court-martial.
- court-martial (Thesaurus)