from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of military police.
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- n. a detachment under the command of a provost marshall
This man stayed with the regiment two or three days before he was turned over to the provost guard.
One of Jackson's foot cavalry : his experience and what he saw during the war 1861-1865, including a history of "F Company," Richmond, Va., 21st Regiment Virginia Infantry, Second Brigade, Jackson's Division, Second Corps, A. N. Va.,