Definitions for "Martial law"
Keywords:  military, crisis, civilian, war, civil
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
Keywords:  army, rule
rule by the army