military police


Definition of military police 

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

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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,, "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 Fort Drum military police called Border Patrol, which arrived to arrest the married couple, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman said in a statement. Washington Post,, "July 4th visit to their soldier son-in-law lands couple in ICE’s custody," 10 July 2018 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,, "Rebels surrender southern Syrian enclave, handing Assad another major victory," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of military police

1815, in the meaning defined above

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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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