from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A unit of military police.
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- noun a detachment under the command of a provost marshall
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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.,