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military police

soldiers who perform police duties within the army.
Abbreviation: MP.
Compare shore patrol.
Origin of military police
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for military police
  • The military police did nothing to control the murderous disorder for nearly six hours.
  • The agent also described military police manipulating the temperatures in detainees' cells.
  • It's an ostensibly secular military police state, run by a single despot.
  • The red beret of the military police sits atop a pair of handcuffs.
  • Later, around midnight, he was arrested by the military police from his parents' house.
  • Then, from behind a line of military police, a sharpshooter in civilian clothes fired a rifle into a crowd of unarmed civilians.
  • By all accounts they behaved peacefully until blocked by military police protecting the television building.
  • When they appeared in court, military police shook their hands, and some asked for autographs.
  • Before being shooed away by military police, he claimed, he had spotted several little bodies strewn nearby.
  • military police protect lives and property on military bases by enforcing military laws and regulations.
British Dictionary definitions for military police

military police

a corps within an army that performs police and disciplinary duties
Derived Forms
military policeman, noun
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