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provost marshal

[proh-voh] /ˈproʊ voʊ/
noun
1.
Army. an officer on the staff of a commander, charged with the maintaining of order and with other police functions within a command.
2.
Navy. an officer charged with the safekeeping of a prisoner pending trial by court-martial.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35
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provost marshal

/prəˈvəʊ/
noun
1.
the officer in charge of military police and thus responsible for military discipline in a large camp, area, or city
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