Meaning of court-martial

court-mar•tial

Pronunciation: (kôrt'mär"shul, -mär'-, kōrt'-), [key]
— n., pl. v., courts-mar•tial, court-mar•tials, -tialed, -tial•ing -tialled, -tial•ling.
—n.
  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.
—v.t.
  1. to arraign and try by court-martial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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