- a military court convened in occupied territory under military government, usually composed of one officer and empowered to try military personnel and civilians for minor offenses.
Origin of provost court
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for provost court
Another class of cases occasionally brought before the Provost-Court, at Alexandria, related to loyalty.Secrets of the Late Rebellion
J. R. Freese
- a military court for trying people charged with minor offences in an occupied area