military police

plural noun

soldiers who perform police duties within the army. Abbreviation: MP
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Origin of military police

First recorded in 1820–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for military police

military police


a corps within an army that performs police and disciplinary duties

Derived forms of military police

military policeman, noun
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