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provost court

[proh-voh] /ˈproʊ voʊ/
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 of provost court
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Another class of cases occasionally brought before the provost-court, at Alexandria, related to loyalty.

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provost court

a military court for trying people charged with minor offences in an occupied area
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