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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building that accommodates a military guard.
  • n. A jail for the detention of military personnel guilty of minor offenses or awaiting court-martial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The building housing military police
  • n. A small security station, often at the entrance to a facility or a city.
  • n. A military prison

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A building in which a military guard is stationed for the care of prisoners confined in it and for the relief of sentries.
  • n. A place for the temporary detention of civil prisoners under guard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained

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