general court-martial

Definition of "general court-martial"
  1. A type of military court, composed of a judge and typically no less than five members, which holds the power to authorize sentences as severe as a dishonorable release or even capital punishment
How to use "general court-martial" in a sentence
  1. The soldier was summoned to the general court-martial upon suspicion of committing a serious offense.
  2. Following an intensive investigation, the general court-martial meted out the maximum penalty of death.
  3. Perceived acts of insubordination may lead to a case being presented before a general court-martial.

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