martial law :
- n the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law
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- Movie review: 'World War Z' will leave you breathless
The world is a mess at the beginning of this tense and intense potboiler of an apocalyptic thriller. Little snatches of radio and TV broadcasts reveal the usual bad news about the environment and political unrest and, sticking out just a little louder than other items, something about martial law being put into effect.
June 21, 2013 - Devils Lake Journal