[kawrt-mahr-shuh l, -mahr-, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌmɑr ʃəl, -ˈmɑr-, ˈkoʊrt-/
noun, plural courts-martial, court-martials.
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.
a trial by such a court.
a conviction by such a court:
He lost his privileges because of his court-martial.
a session of such a court:
He attended the court-martial this morning.
verb (used with object), court-martialed, court-martialing or (especially British) court-martialled, court-martialling.
to arraign and try by court-martial.
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noun, Law. 1. (formerly in England) a court to hear civil cases between common citizens. 2. (in some U.S. states) a court with general civil jurisdiction. noun 1. (English law) (formerly) a superior court exercising jurisdiction in civil actions between private citizens 2. (US, law) (in some states) a court exercising original and general jurisdiction
noun, Law. 1. a court, usually with a limited jurisdiction, that handles legal cases involving a family, especially controversies between parent and child or between the marriage partners.
noun, Law. 1. a court having jurisdiction in equity or administering justice in accordance with the principles of equity.