provost marshal

provost marshal

[proh-voh]
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:
1525–35

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provost marshal (prəˈvəʊ)
 
n
the officer in charge of military police and thus responsible for military discipline in a large camp, area, or city

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