martial law

  1. the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law
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How To Use martial law In A Sentence

  • Martial law was imposed when the government was ousted in a bloodless coup after months of political turmoil in the capital Bangkok. The Sun
  • Martial law is declared in a fictional town in California, with soldiers putting the whole area under quarantine. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was as if the city had been placed under martial law. Times, Sunday Times
  • For a long time, the people lived under a martial law rule that dishonored human rights.
  • Looking back to my school days, I experienced a time when martial law was still in force, preventing us from publicly articulating our opinions or political inclinations.
  • The former, she charged, would allow for the creation of military zones, or the local imposition of martial law if authorities wanted to address a localized security matter.
  • It was the biggest demonstration since the lifting of martial law in 1988, and was estimated by police to number 10,000.
  • The action takes place in a small town after it is contaminated by a bacteriological weapon, though the real trouble begins when martial law is imposed.
  • The government may declare martial law in response to the latest violence in the region.
  • Kuwait declared martial law after the Persian Gulf War.
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