Definition of martial law in English:

martial law

Syllabification: mar·tial law

noun

  • Military government involving the suspension of ordinary law.
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    • This may be considered military law which should not be confused with the term martial law.
    • There is a state of emergency or martial law; there are military cordons and official broadcasts.
    • Sometimes, the military rules directly and calls it martial law.

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