Share this entry

Share this page

general court-martial

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

Definition of general court-martial in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: jônt
noun
a short excursion or journey for pleasure