Military law invoked in times of war, where basic civil liberties are suspended and citizens are subject to summary judgment. In effect, this may involve actions as benign as curfews or as final as firing squads.
the body of law imposed by military authorities in a theater of operations, and defined by the necessities of the situation
law administered by military forces in an emergency
A temporary rule by military authorities, imposed on a civilian population especially in time of war or when civil authority has broken down
the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law
The law applied in occupied territory by the military authority of the occupying power.
emergency government by military during domestic crisis like terrorism; never to be indefinite or permanent; the municipal laws of "military government" used within "domestic territory" only like the "Confederate States" of the South in the US Civil War.
Military rule during an emergency, ordinary law Is suspended.
At times during the Civil War, President Lincoln applied martial law, the substitution of military power for ordinary civil authority, in certain areas of high antiwar dissent or pro-southern sympathies.
Martial law is the system of rules that takes effect when the military takes control of the normal administration of justice.
Martial Law was a television show that ran from 1998 to 2000. It was created by Carlton Cuse.