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MARTIAL LAW

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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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MARTIAL LAW (noun)


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Meaning:

The body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("martial law" is a kind of...):

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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