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The head of a unit of military police.
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(Military) the officer in charge of military police and thus responsible for military discipline in a large camp, area, or city
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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