HyperDic: martial_law

English > 1 sense of the expression martial law:
NOUNgroupmartial lawthe body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis)
English > martial law: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningThe body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderlaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Spanishley marcial
Catalanllei marcial

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