from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A military court that inquires into and reports on questionable actions involving military personnel or property.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. , a court appointed to inquire into and report on some military matter, as the conduct of an officer.
- n. See under Court.
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At the first moment the army was free of pressure after Sharpsburg, Powell Hill addressed to the commanding general an application for a court of inquiry on Jackson's charges.