provost marshal

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pro·vost marshal

The head of a unit of military police.

provost marshal

(Military) the officer in charge of military police and thus responsible for military discipline in a large camp, area, or city

pro′vost mar`shal

(ˈproʊ voʊ)
1. an officer in the army charged with maintaining order and with other police functions within a command.
2. an officer in the navy charged with the safekeeping of a prisoner pending trial by court-martial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.provost marshal - the supervisor of the military police
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military policeman, MP - a member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners

provost marshal

nKommandeur(in) m(f)der Militärpolizei
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