military law definition

  • noun:
    • The statutes, rules, and typical practices regarding and executed by armed forces courts for the control, trial, and punishment of armed forces personnel.
    • a branch associated with the basic municipal law, composed of guidelines ordained for the government of this army power of a situation in serenity and war, and administered in courts martial.
    • the human body of laws and principles of conduct administered by armed forces courts for control, trial, and discipline of army workers
  • adjective:
    • See Martial legislation, under Martial.

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