military commission

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n military commission 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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Usage

In literature:

Murat ordered all the prisoners to be tried by a military commission, which doomed them to instant death.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
They first repulsed the Indians, and then demanded from the governor a commission for Bacon as commander-in-chief of the Virginia military.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
This virtually ended his military services, and on November 8th, 1864, he resigned his commission.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
That all military commissions as well as proceedings of justice run in his Majesty's name.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
You forget he is a member of the Military Commission in Congress.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
She is busy trying to explain herself to a military commission right now.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
I was a witness almost constantly before courts martial and military commissions.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
In 1879 the Mississippi River Commission was created, consisting of one civilian and six military and civil engineers, of whom Eads was one.
"James B. Eads" by Louis How
The tumultuous votes were declared non-existent, and those who had moved them were sent before a military commission.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
He kept up his military connection by accepting the commission of Major-General commanding the California Militia.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
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In news:

Weeks later, Surratt and seven other alleged conspirators were tried before a military commission convened under the edict of the new president, Andrew Johnson.
COLUMBIA — Four well-known residents left for St Louis to testify against guerrilla Robert Sweeney at his trial before a military commission, the Missouri Statesman reported.
Nine years later, he is about to be tried before a military commission.
Thomas Hartmann discusses military commissions on the eve of a 9/11 arraignment.
Military Commission Conviction Of Bin Laden's Driver Overturned.
STURGEON — Ambrose Tompkins and James Woods, two "dangerous enemies to the country," were sent to St Louis for trials before a military commission .
Hezbollah Suspect May Face US Military Commission .
McDonnell military commission to meet on closing Joint Forces in Hampton Roads.
Mayor King tapped to lead governor's military commission .
Beverly Perdue announced earlier today that Goldsboro Mayor Al King has been tapped as the new chairman of the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs.
Leaders hope LCS commissioning helps position Mobile as military shipbuilding center.
He was named general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and chairman of the Central Military commission.
A Nevada congressman is forming a commission to protect the state's military installations during the next round of base closures, set for 2005.
The viewing gallery for the military commission's courtroom at Guantánamo Bay is behind a thick pane of clear, soundproof glass.
Airport commission discusses old military hangar , repairs.
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In science:

For reference, Table 1 also lists all ground-based optical (non-military) telescopes with primary-mirror diameter > 3.5 m which had been commissioned by 1996.
Scientific impact of large telescopes
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