Definition of Military law
1. Noun. The body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel.
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine, Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Jurisprudence, Law
Lexicographical Neighbors of Military Law
Literary usage of Military law
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See Russia—Intervention by allies military law Administration of military Justice at the ... J Crim Law 8:420-7 S '17 Historical sketch of military law. ..."
2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"military law consists in the rules and regulations made by the legislative ... The military law of England is chiefly contained in the Mutiny Acts and the ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Among other forms of written military law may be mentioned the decisions of the President and Secretary of War; the opinions of ..."
4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"military law of course strictly denotes the law which governs the conduct ... The "military law" applied in Santo Domingo is therefore the law of military ..."
5. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"Securities Persons administering military law may exceed their jurisdiction in two ways. They may apply military law to persons not subject to that law. ..."
6. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"The first of these may be called Jurisdiction under military law, and is found in ... military law. A system of regulations for the government oí an army. ..."
7. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1867)
"military law is a code which, framed for the guidance of a particular class ... П. military law also exists in time of peace ; although when martial law has ..."
8. Handbook of International Law by George Grafton Wilson (1910)
"military law, courts-martial, and military commissions are particularly concerned ... military law may and does exist in time of peace and in time of war. ..."