special court-martial

Definition of "special court-martial"
  1. An intermediate military court comprised of a minimum of three officers, a trial judge advocate, and a defense counsel, which only hears noncapital cases and has the jurisdiction to levy a restricted range of sentences
How to use "special court-martial" in a sentence
  1. The soldier faced a special court-martial for his involvement in unauthorized activities.
  2. Due to the severity of the offense, the issue went beyond a summary and was handled by a special court-martial.
  3. Unlike a general court-martial, a special court-martial cannot hear capital cases.

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