military police

noun

Definition of military police

: a branch of an army that exercises guard and police functions

Examples of military police in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

In Brazil, military police are in charge of patrolling the streets, but work separately from the intelligence operations of municipal police. Beatrice Christofaro, Fox News, "Brazil, world leader of homicides, hits new record," 9 Aug. 2018 Russian military police were ready to help protect the OPCW experts on their visit to Douma, said Maj. Time, "Investigators Were Kept from Entering the Site of the Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria," 18 Apr. 2018 Russian military police were ready to help protect the OPCW experts on their visit to Douma, said Maj. Zeina Karam, chicagotribune.com, "Syrian state media report new missile attack in Homs region," 17 Apr. 2018 Alexandre Ferreira, a doctor with the military police of Minas Gerais, advised rescue crews, volunteers and journalists to take antibiotics to prevent cholera, the bacterial infection leptospirosis and other diseases. Peter Prengaman, The Seattle Times, "Searchers probe deep mud from Brazil dam breach; 65 dead," 29 Jan. 2019 Douma is under the protection of Russia’s military police, and with 12 days having passed since the attack, concerns are growing that evidence could fall prey to tampering or be otherwise compromised. Washington Post, "UK envoy: Russia and Syria must let inspectors visit Douma," 19 Apr. 2018 Caesar worked as a forensic photographer for the Syrian military police and was tasked with documenting the regime’s campaign of torture and killing. Courtney Mcbride, WSJ, "Time Runs Short for Congress to Pass Syrian Legislation," 4 Dec. 2018 Russian military police were seen taking up positions on both sides of the border. Albert Aji, BostonGlobe.com, "Syrian troops celebrate recapture of Jordan border crossing," 7 July 2018 Under the terms of the agreement, Russia will deploy military police to maintain order in Daraa and facilitate the transition back to government rule, said a media activist inside who asked for anonymity out of concern for his safety. Philip Issa, Fox News, "Syrian rebels agree to give up Daraa, cradle of 2011 revolt," 13 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'military police.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of military police

1815, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about military police

Share military police

Statistics for military police

Last Updated

19 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for military police

The first known use of military police was in 1815

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for military police

military police

noun

English Language Learners Definition of military police

: an organized part of a military force (such as an army) that acts as the police for that force

More from Merriam-Webster on military police

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about military police

Comments on military police

What made you want to look up military police? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!