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provost sergeant

[proh-voh] /ˈproʊ voʊ/
noun, Military.
the senior noncommissioned officer of a prison or other confinement facility whose chief duty is the supervision of prisoners and of the military police unit.
Origin of provost sergeant
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sergeant (to the provost-sergeant), take charge of these two men.

  • He took the provost-sergeant unt part of his staff with him, but I had to be left behind to finish up this work.

  • As for you, I shall deliver you to the provost-sergeant, who will need no words from me to tell him how to deal with you.

    St George's Cross H. G. Keene
  • The Color-Sergeant was provost-sergeant also, and had entire charge of the prisoners and of the daily policing of the camp.

  • The provost-sergeant had been watching them, at the instigation of a sharp-eyed, clerkly-looking man in semi-uniform.

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