Definition of general court-martial in English:

general court-martial

Syllabification: gen·er·al court-mar·tial

noun

  • 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.
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    • 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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