military police

noun

Definition of military police 

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

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Russian military police and Syrian security forces deployed in Douma as thousands of residents left town after the attack, raising concerns among opposition activists that evidence may have been tampered with. Washington Post, "World Digest: April 25, 2018," 25 Apr. 2018 After the rebels conceded, Russian military police accompanied Syrian government forces into the city. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "Syria’s Former Rebel Strongholds Endure as Assad Regime Reasserts Control," 12 July 2018 Japan’s fearsome Kempeitai (military police) and its thuggish Chinese puppet government included—to turn a blind eye to the no-man’s-land that evolved west of those concessions. The Economist, "A gripping tale of Sodom sliding towards its bloody end," 12 July 2018 Residents could also return to their homes with Russian military police acting as guarantors of their safety. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "Rebels surrender southern Syrian enclave, handing Assad another major victory," 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 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. Washington Post, "Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt," 12 July 2018 State institutions would return to the area, while the rebels would administer and secure the city with Russian military police oversight. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "More than 160,000 displaced as violence in southern Syria continues," 30 June 2018 Leaders are tweaking staffing with two additional military police companies. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Gitmo commanders make pitch for new prison with hospice-care wing for ex-CIA captives," 6 June 2018

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1815, in the meaning defined above

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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

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