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Meaning of Military Law
A system of rules and regulations relating to and administered by military courts and dealing with the discipline, trial and punishment of officers, soldiers and other persons in the Armed Forces. 10 U.S.C. §§801-940. Distinct from martial law , it applies only to persons in the Armed Forces whereas martial law, when once established, applies alike to citizens and soldiers and supersedes civil law .
Military Law Alternative Definition
A system of regulation by acts of congress prescribing the rules and articles of war, and providing for the government of the army and discipline of the troops. 1 Kent, Comm. 377, note; 44 III. 153, That branch of the laws which respects military discipline and the government of persons employed in the military service. De Hart, Courts-Martial, 16. Military law is to be distinguished from martial law. Martial law extends to all persons; military law to all military persons only, and not to those in a civil capacity. 44 111. 142. Martial law supersedes and suspends the civil law, but military law -is superadded and subordinate to the civil law. See 2 Kent, Comm. 10; 34 Me. 126. See Martial Law. The body of the military law of the United States is contained in the act of April 30, 1806, and the amendatory acts.
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Translation of Military law
- Spanish: Derecho militar
- French: Droit militaire
- German: Militärrecht
- Italian: Diritto militare
- Portuguese: Direito militar
- Polish: Prawo wojskowe
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