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A military tribunal convened in occupied territory, especially one with jurisdiction over lesser criminal offenses committed by civilians.
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1. (Military) a military court for trying people charged with minor offences in an occupied area
2. (Law) a military court for trying people charged with minor offences in an occupied area
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pro′vost court`(ˈproʊ voʊ)
(in occupied territory) a military court, usu. composed of one officer, empowered to try military personnel and civilians for minor offenses.
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|Noun||1.||provost court - a military court for trying people charged with minor offenses in an occupied area|
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 court - a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel
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