Definition of general court-martial in English:

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general court-martial

Entry from US English dictionary

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.
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