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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
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In a few minutes, Nancy was ushered into the room by the provost sergeant of the guard.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • Two more witnesses were examined that afternoon—the provost sergeant and Captain Charlton.

    Trumpeter Fred Charles King

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