Article 39a session

Definition of "Article 39a session"
  1. A meeting in a court-martial led by the military judge to address issues that do not pertain to the defendant's guilt or innocence, similar to sidebar conferences in a civilian court
How to use "Article 39a session" in a sentence
  1. During the Article 39a session, the judge took care of procedural issues.
  2. The military judge convened an Article 39a session to discuss matters not related to the defendant's guilt.
  3. The defense and prosecution met with the judge in an Article 39a session before the trial began.

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