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provost guard

[ proh-voh ]
/ ˈproʊ voʊ /
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noun
a detachment of soldiers assigned to police duties under the provost marshal.
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Origin of provost guard

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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British Dictionary definitions for provost guard

provost guard
/ (prəˈvəʊ) /

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