Pronunciation: (kôrt'mär"shul, -mär'-, kōrt'-), [key]
—n., pl. courts-mar•tial, court-mar•tials,
—v., -tialed, -tial•ing or (esp. Brit.) -tialled, -tial•ling.
1. 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.
2. a trial by such a court.
3. a conviction by such a court: He lost his privileges because of his court-martial.
4. a session of such a court: He attended the court-martial this morning.
to arraign and try by court-martial.
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