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court-martial

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law, Military
court-martialˌcourt-ˈmartial1 / $ ˈ. ˌ../ noun  SCLPM[countable, uncountable] a court that judges soldiers etc who may have broken military law, or an occasion when this judgment is made Navy commanders recommended that he be tried by court-martial.
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court-martialIsiah Chestnut, has been discharged in lieu of a court-martial.The outcome - a court-martial and a dishonourable discharge.Risking a court-martial, he returned to Rangoon to join Chennault.A court-martial could have brought a discharge and jail.Corporal Spencer will be held in jail until his court-martial in 90 days.The court-martial found Captain Faulknor carried no blame and was acquitted.
Related topics: Law, Military
court-martialcourt-martial2 verb (court-martialled, court-martialling British English, court-martialed, court-martialing American English) [transitive]  SCLPMto hear and judge someone’s case in a military court The drill instructor was court-martialled for having sex with a trainee.
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court-martialThe Army decided against court-martialing him as a deserter.They'd court-martial me, you know that?
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Verb table
court-martial
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycourt-martial
he, she, itcourt-martials
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycourt-martialled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave court-martialled
he, she, ithas court-martialled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad court-martialled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill court-martial
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have court-martialled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam court-martialling
he, she, itis court-martialling
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you, we, theyare court-martialling
Past
I, he, she, itwas court-martialling
you, we, theywere court-martialling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been court-martialling
he, she, ithas been court-martialling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been court-martialling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be court-martialling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been court-martialling
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