provost marshal


Definition of provost marshal

: an officer who supervises the military police of a command

Examples of provost marshal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zane Kortum, 91, an Army colonel who retired in 1975 as acting provost marshal at the Pentagon and then spent 18 years as a regional manager at what is now AXA Equitable Life Insurance, died Aug. 11 at a hospital in the District. Staff Reports, Washington Post, "Notable deaths in the Washington area," 23 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of provost marshal

1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Provost marshal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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