military government


military government
military government n: the government established by a military commander in conquered territory to administer the military law declared under military authority applicable to all persons in the conquered territory and superseding any incompatible local law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

military government
A government that is established during or after military occupation by the victorious country in an armed conflict. According to international law, the territory that has been placed under the authority of a hostile army continues to belong to the state that has been ousted. However, it may be ruled by the occupiers under a special regime.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


military government
A government that is established during or after military occupation by the victorious country in an armed conflict. According to international law, the territory that has been placed under the authority of a hostile army continues to belong to the state that has been ousted. However, it may be ruled by the occupiers under a special regime.

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