provost court

[ proh-voh ]
/ ˈproʊ voʊ /

noun

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.

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Origin of provost court

First recorded in 1860–65
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Example sentences from the Web for provost court

  • Another class of cases occasionally brought before the Provost-Court, at Alexandria, related to loyalty.

British Dictionary definitions for provost court

provost court
/ (prəˈvəʊ) /

noun

a military court for trying people charged with minor offences in an occupied area
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