Entry from US English dictionary
A court-martial for trying serious offenses, consisting of at least five officers with the authority to impose a sentence of dishonorable discharge or death.
- Two commanders of regional readiness commands have even requested and been granted general court-martial convening authority as a test.
- He could order another general court-martial.
- Today, however, the US commander might have one additional option: try the lieutenant before a US general court-martial.
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Syllabification: gen·er·al court-mar·tial
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