Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

[provost, military police officer + guard.]

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