provost court

[ proh-voh ]
/ ˈproʊ voʊ /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples 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) /


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