Court-Martial Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Court-Martial, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Court-Martial?

1)A court that decides upon crimes commited by military officers under army, navy or air force.It conducts all the proceddings from finding the cause of crime to declaring the verdict.A genearl court marial is conducted by the Judge Advocate who is a military legal officer along with minmum five officers for major crimes for which maximum punishment upto death penalty can be given.A special court mrtial is conducted by at least three officers for which dismissal, lengthy detention, or any kind of hard work be given.For minor crimes summary court martial can be conducted by a single officer. 2)To accuse a military officer for charges of crime or violation of his duties as set aside in the military law.