military police


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 Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact military police. Fox News, 11 Oct. 2021 The long-unsolved crimes, including four rapes and six killings, were cracked after investigators canvassed some 750 military police who were working around Paris at the time, according to the BBC. Nicholas Rice,, 2 Oct. 2021 On a recent day in September, Shir Agha Safi, 29, stood in front of two Marine military police officers outside the tent city on the base in Quantico, Va., that was now his temporary home. New York Times, 9 Oct. 2021 In June 2020, Milley apologized for appearing with Trump after military police cleared peaceful racial justice protestors from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., with tear gas and anti-riot tactics. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2021 In Brasilia, at least 100 military police with riot shields stood in front of Congress, and several dozen formed two lines behind barricades on the road leading to the Supreme Court., 7 Sep. 2021 This photo taken on February 27, 2017 shows Chinese military police getting off a plane to attend an anti-terrorist oath-taking rally in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Time, 30 Aug. 2021 Roughly 200 members of a Maryland National Guard military police unit were federalized and dispatched to Washington. Jacques Kelly,, 9 Sep. 2021 The Observatory said the checkpoints will also include Russian military police. Arkansas Online, 9 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of military police

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of military police was in 1815

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25 Oct 2021

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“Military police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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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