provost marshal

  1. Army. an officer on the staff of a commander, charged with the maintaining of order and with other police functions within a command.
  2. Navy. an officer charged with the safekeeping of a prisoner pending trial by court-martial.

Origin of provost marshal

First recorded in 1525–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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provost marshal

  1. the officer in charge of military police and thus responsible for military discipline in a large camp, area, or city
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