provost guard

noun

: a police detail of soldiers under the authority of the provost marshal

Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of provost guard was in 1809

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“Provost guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/provost%20guard. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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