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Dictionary entry overview: What does martial law mean?
• MARTIAL LAW (noun)
The noun MARTIAL LAW has 1 sense:
1. the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law
Familiarity information: MARTIAL LAW used as a noun is very rare.
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The body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law
Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
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