provost guard

[ proh-voh ]
/ ˈproʊ voʊ /

noun

a detachment of soldiers assigned to police duties under the provost marshal.

Origin of provost guard

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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provost guard

/ (prəˈvəʊ) /

noun

(esp in the US) a detachment under command of the provost marshal
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