court martial

[ kawrt-mahr-shuh l, -mahr-, kohrt- ]SEE DEFINITION OF court martial
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COURT MARTIAL

She was seized, brought to the Spanish camp, and tried by court martial.

They have just arrived to take him for court martial; they are waiting your orders.

"If I desert my post, it's court martial," the sentry explained.

On the 13th of October, Mr. Smith was brought to trial before a court martial.

All persons with arms were to be tried by court martial and shot.

I often wonder he is not tried by Court Martial for the things he says.

Tom did not know where they were taking him; it might be to court martial and death.

The court martial, by whom Louallier was tried, acquitted him.

He went back on a detail for a court martial, and staid a good while.

The court martial of Captain Roger Post had been short and merciless.

WORD ORIGIN

also court-martial, 1650s (plural courts martial), originally martial court (1570s), from court + martial. As a verb, from 1859.

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