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military police

plural noun
soldiers who perform police duties within the army.
Abbreviation: MP.
Compare shore patrol.
Origin of military police
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had joined the military police for three months, and was on patrol.

    A Yeoman's Letters

    P. T. Ross
  • In another moment the Japanese military police were upon him.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
  • There were no lights in the prison and the military police carried none.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
  • We military police suspected him of dealings with the Boers.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • By this time forty-six posts were held by the military police.

    The Pacification of Burma

    Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
British Dictionary definitions for military police

military police

a corps within an army that performs police and disciplinary duties
Derived Forms
military policeman, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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