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- n. an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
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These registers, and all other officers having to do with elections, were to be held to a rigid accountability, and be subject to trial by military commission for fraud or unlawful or improper conduct in the performance of their duties; and in order to be certain that the Registration Boards performed their work faithfully and intelligently, officers of the army were appointed as supervisors.
He executed a civil and military commission in the Eastern provinces; and his death was lamented by the savages of Aethiopia, whose incursions he had repressed.
These executions excited equal horror and indignation, and General Carra St. Cyr was obliged to issue a proclamation for the dissolution of the military commission by whom the men had been sentenced.
In fact, a military commission is a very different proceeding than a court-martial, which gives defendants many of the same kind of rights that an American civilian trial entitles them to.
Subsequently a military commission investigated the subject of the riot, taking a great deal of testimony.
Federal Executive, and citizens ordered to be tried by military commission for what they may dare to speak.