Provost marshal

Definition of Provost marshal

(Mil.) An officer appointed in every army, in the field, to secure the prisoners confined on charges of a general nature. He also performs such other duties pertaining to police and discipline as the regulations of the service or the commander's orders impose upon him.
(Nav.) An officer who has charge of prisoners on trial by court-martial, serves notices to witnesses, etc.

See also: Provost Provost

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armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, military policeman, MP, war machine
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