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 Albert King, a Black soldier killed by a white military police officer in 1941, was blamed for his own death and buried in an unmarked grave. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, 23 Apr. 2024 According to a citation filed in federal court, a military police officer at the second base received a radio call to respond to a parking lot where a man was claiming to have human remains. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2024 France is deploying 45,000 police, military police and army troops across the country. Keir Simmons, NBC News, 27 Mar. 2024 Authorities immediately cleared the room, and the two protesters were taken in for questioning by the Carabinieri, the Italian military police. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2024 In practice, few expect military police officers to start searching Haredi neighborhoods to arrest seminary students who should be serving in the army. Johnatan Reiss, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2024 The Dayton Police Department released a statement that Fern has been a police officer there since October 2022 and is also a military police officer with the Ohio Army National Guard. Jessica Schmidt, The Enquirer, 28 Mar. 2024 Within a year of Franco’s killing, two former military police officers were arrested and accused of pulling the trigger in her death. Marina Dias, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2024 In Germany, about 45,000 Americans go to work each day around the Kaiserslautern Military Community, a network of U.S. Army and Air Force bases that accommodates schools, housing complexes, dental clinics, hospitals, community centers, sports clubs, food courts, military police and retail stores. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of military police was in 1815

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“Military police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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military police

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

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