- melting point.
- (in prescriptions) in the manner prescribed; as directed.
Origin of m.p.
From the Latin word modō praescrīptō
- Member of Parliament.
- Metropolitan Police.
- military police.
- Military Policeman.
- Mounted Police.
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Word Origin and History for m.p.
1917, abbreviation of military police, which is recorded from 1827.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper