An official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "military commission" in a sentence
"These executions excited equal horror and indignation, and General Carra St. Cyr was obliged to issue a proclamation for the dissolution of the military commission by whom the men had been sentenced."
"In fact, a military commission is a very different proceeding than a court-martial, which gives defendants many of the same kind of rights that an American civilian trial entitles them to."
"Federal Executive, and citizens ordered to be tried by military commission for what they may dare to speak."