provost court
noun Date: 1864 a military court usually for the trial of minor offenses within an occupied hostile territory

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  • provost court — n. a military court for trying soldiers or civilians charged with minor offenses in occupied territory …   English World dictionary

  • provost court — noun a military court for trying people charged with minor offenses in an occupied area • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine, ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • …   Useful english dictionary

  • provost court — pro′vost court [[t]ˈproʊ voʊ[/t]] n. mil (in occupied territory) a military court, usu. composed of one officer, empowered to try military personnel and civilians for minor offenses • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • provost court — /proh voh/ a military court convened in occupied territory under military government, usually composed of one officer and empowered to try military personnel and civilians for minor offenses. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • provost court — military court for minor offenses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • provost court — noun (C) a type of military court …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • provost court — A military court in occupied territory …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Provost — Prov ost, n. [OF. provost (L. prae and pro being confused), F. prev[^o]t, fr. L. praepositus placed before, a chief, fr. praeponere to place before: cf. AS. pr[=a]fost, pr[=o]fast. See {Preposition}, and cf. {Propound}.] 1. A person who is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Provost marshal — Provost Prov ost, n. [OF. provost (L. prae and pro being confused), F. prev[^o]t, fr. L. praepositus placed before, a chief, fr. praeponere to place before: cf. AS. pr[=a]fost, pr[=o]fast. See {Preposition}, and cf. {Propound}.] 1. A person who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Provost (civil) — A provost (introduced into Scots from French) is the ceremonial head of many Scottish local authorities. The modern de facto political leader of a council is often called the convener.Historically the provost was the chief magistrate or convener… …   Wikipedia

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