general court-martial

general court-martial
The highest in rank of the three kinds of courts-martial, conducted before a body of at least five persons who shall be commissioned officers, except as one of them must be an enlisted man where the accused, an enlisted man, so demands, and usually convened for the trial of capital cases.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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