- a court of personnel in the armed forces for the trial of persons accused of breaking military law
- a trial by a court-martial
- a conviction by a court-martial
transitive verb-·tialed or -·tialled, -·tialing or -·tialling
- to try by a court-martial
- to convict by a court-martial
- A military or naval court of officers appointed by a commander to try persons for offenses under military law.
- A trial by such a military tribunal.
transitive verbcourt-mar·tialed, court-mar·tial·ing, court-mar·tials, also court-mar·tialled court-mar·tial·ling
Origin of court-martialFrom martial court
- (law, military) A military court of law.
- (law, military) A trial before such a tribunal.
(third-person singular simple present court-martials, present participle court-martialing or court-martialling, simple past and past participle court-martialed or court-martialled)
- To subject to trial in a military court.
(third-person singular simple present court martials, present participle court martialing, simple past and past participle court martialed) (US inflections) court martial (third-person singular simple present court martials, present participle court martialling, simple past and past participle court martialled) (UK inflections)
- To bring court martial proceedings against someone.
court-martial - Legal Definition