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martial law

noun

1 martial law

The body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law.

Roget 744: compulsion, coercion, coaction, constraint, duress, enforcement, press, conscription.    force; brute force, main force, physical force; the sword, ultima ratio [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 964: lawlessness; illicitness; breach of law, violation of law, infraction of the law; disobedience etc. 742; unconformity etc. 83.    arbitrariness etc. adj.; ... show more

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Dutch: krijgswet, oorlogswet
Polish: stan wojenny




Moby thesaurus: Corpus Juris Canonici, Roman law, absolute monarchy, activation, admiralty law, aristocracy, arms race, autarchy, autocracy, autonomy, blue law, canon law, case law, chancery law, civil law, coalition government, colonialism, commercial law, common law, commonwealth ... show more.

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