court-martialˌcourt-ˈmartial1 / $ ˈ. ˌ../ nounSCLPM[countable, uncountable] a court that judges soldiers etc who may have broken militarylaw, or an occasion when this judgment is madeNavy commanders recommended that he be tried by court-martial.
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 courtThe drill instructor was court-martialled for having sex with a trainee.→ See Verb table
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court-martial• The Armydecided against court-martialing him as a deserter.• They'd court-martial me, you know that?