general court-martial

general court-martial
military court, naval court

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • general court–martial — n: a court martial consisting of a military judge and usu. at least five members and having authority to impose a sentence of dishonorable discharge or death compare special court martial, summary court martial Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • General court-martial — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • general court-martial — n. the highest military court, for judging the gravest offenses: it consists of five or more officers or enlisted men, and can impose the death sentence …   English World dictionary

  • general court martial — See Court Martial …   Black's law dictionary

  • general court martial — See Court Martial …   Black's law dictionary

  • general court-martial — noun : a court martial consisting of at least five officers one of whom is a law member and having authority to impose a sentence of dishonorable discharge or death compare special court martial, summary court martial …   Useful english dictionary

  • general court-martial — a court martial having the authority to try any offense against military law and to impose a sentence of dishonorable discharge or of death when provided by law. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • general court-martial — The highest in rank of the three kinds of courts martial, conducted before a body of at least five persons who shall be commissioned officers, except as one of them must be an enlisted man where the accused, an enlisted man, so demands, and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Court-martial — redirects here. For other uses, see Court Martial (disambiguation). The field court martial of the Finnish 15th Brigade in July 1944 A court martial (plural courts martial, as martial is postpositive) is a military court. A court martial is… …   Wikipedia

  • court-martial — n. (1) A military court that hears cases involving members of the armed forces. (2) A trial or proceeding before a military court. v. To try someone in a court martial. pl. courts martial or court martials The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx… …   Law dictionary

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