Definition of Martial law
1. Noun. The body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law.
Generic synonyms: Jurisprudence, Law
Definition of Martial law
1. Noun. Rules by military authorities, especially when imposed on a civilian population in time of war or other crisis, or in an occupied territory ¹
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Literary usage of Martial law
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1. A Manual for Courts-martial, Courts of Inquiry and of Other Procedure Under by United States War Dept (1916)
"... martial law applied to the Army; that is, military power extending in time of war, insurrection, or rebellion over persons in the military service, ..."
2. A Treatise on the Military Law of the United States: Together with the by George Breckenridge Davis (1913)
"martial law or, to speak more correctly, Martial Rule, or government by military occupation ... martial law may be regarded from several points of view : 1. ..."
3. A Treatise on the Military Law of the United States: Together with the by George Breckenridge Davis (1898)
"martial law or, to speak more correctly, Martial Rule, is a term applied to the temporary ... martial law may be regarded from several points of view: 1. ..."
4. Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution by Albert Venn Dicey (1902)
"NOTE XII martial law IN ENGLAND DURING TIME OF WAR OR INSURRECTION ' THE question for our consideration is, on what principle, and within what limits, ..."
5. The Nation: The Foundations of Civil Order and Political Life in the United by Elisha Mulford (1870)
"i The power to establish martial law, in the latter sense, ... The declaration of martial law in this sense, is in substance the same as the suspension of ..."
6. Remarks on the Constitution and Practice of Courts Martial: With a Summary by Thomas Frederick Simmons (1863)
"The preamble of each successive mutiny act reasserts the illegality of martial law in tune of peace, by reciting from the Petition of Right that no man can ..."
7. Observations on Military Law, and the Constitution and Practice of Courts by William Chetwood De Hart (1859)
"It must be understood, however, that the term or the martial law has a different interpretation from that of military law. Military law, as has been ..."