provost marshal
noun Date: 1535 an officer who supervises the military police of a command

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  • 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 Marshal — The Provost Marshal is the officer in the armed forces who is in charge of the military police (often called the provost ). There may be a Provost Marshal serving at many levels of the hierarchy and he may also be the public safety officer of a… …   Wikipedia

  • provost marshal — /proh voh/ 1. Army. an officer on the staff of a commander, charged with the maintaining of order and with other police functions within a command. 2. Navy. an officer charged with the safekeeping of a prisoner pending trial by court martial.… …   Universalium

  • provost marshal — commander of the military policeprov·ost mar·shal || prəʊ vəʊ‚mÉ‘rʃl /prÉ™ vəʊ‚mɑːʃl …   English contemporary dictionary

  • provost marshal — [prɒ vəʊ] noun the head of military police in camp or on active service …   English new terms dictionary

  • provost marshal — noun (C) an officer who is in charge of military police …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • provost marshal — pro′vost mar shal [[t]ˈproʊ voʊ[/t]] n. 1) mil an officer in the army charged with maintaining order and with other police functions within a command 2) mil an officer in the navy charged with the safekeeping of a prisoner pending trial by court… …   From formal English to slang

  • provost marshal — /proʊvoʊ ˈmaʃəl/ (say prohvoh mahshuhl) noun 1. (in the army) an officer acting as head of military police in a camp or area, and charged with the maintenance of order, etc. 2. (in the navy) head of the police …   Australian English dictionary

  • Provost Marshal — In military law, the officer acting as the head of the military police of any post, camp, city or other place in military occupation, or district under the reign of martial law. He or his assistants may, at any time, arrest and detain for trial,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Provost-Marshal — In military law, the officer acting as the head of the military police of any post, camp, city or other place in military occupation, or district under the reign of martial law. He or his assistants may, at any time, arrest and detain for trial,… …   Black's law dictionary

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