from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Temporary rule by military authorities, imposed on a civilian population especially in time of war or when civil authority has broken down.
- noun The law imposed on an occupied territory by occupying military forces.
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Rulesby military authorities, especially when imposedon a civilian populationin time of waror other crisis, or in an occupied territory
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- noun 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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