provost court

[proh-voh]
noun
a military court convened in occupied territory under military government, usually composed of one officer and empowered to try military personnel and civilians for minor offenses.

Origin:
1860–65

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provost court (prəˈvəʊ)
 
n
a military court for trying people charged with minor offences in an occupied area

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He was tried by a provost court and sentenced to four years in prison.
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