summary court-martial definition by Webster's New World
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the least formal military court, consisting of one officer, for judging minor offenses
summary court-martial definition by American Heritage Dictionary
In the U.S. armed forces, a court-martial consisting of one officer, convened and held to try relatively minor offenses.