special court-martial

special court-martial
One of three kinds of court-martials, intermediate, a general court-martial and a summary court-martial, conducted before a body of at least three commissioned officers, and limited in jurisdiction generally to noncapital offenses.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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