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military police

noun
1.
soldiers who perform police duties within the army.
Abbreviation: MP.
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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military police

noun
1.
a corps within an army that performs police and disciplinary duties
Derived Forms
military policeman, noun
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military police

disciplinary force, composed of soldiers, that exercises police and related functions in armies. Generally, their principal duty is to maintain law and order, prevent and investigate crime within the army, and operate confinement facilities. They also engage in combat as infantry when required

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