Court Martial

What is Court Martial?

Court Martial meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
A disciplinary tribunal made up of military personnel concerned with hearing cases involving military personnel and offences against the Defence Force Disciplinary Act (in Australia) or the Uniform Code of Military Justice (in the US) or other such codified rules regarding military behaviour. Like many other military terms, the main noun is described first (in this case, ‘Court’) and then the modifying word or descriptor is second (in this case, ‘Martial’ meaning ‘related to war or the military). So in proper English, it should really be called a ‘Martial Court’ but is known ubiquitously as a Court Martial. The plural of this is Courts Martial.

 

reference: GLOSSARY OF MILITARY TERMS

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