Definition of provost marshal in English:

provost marshal

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  • The head of military police in camp or on active service.

    ‘As already mentioned, the provost marshal was the military policeman, issuing passes to civilians and military personnel and detaining prisoners.’
    • ‘For much of the Civil War, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick C. Newhall served as provost marshal and staff officer for Union cavalry commander Lieutenant General Philip Sheridan.’
    • ‘During the 18th century, once again, the rank and prestige of the provost marshal declined, with NCOs often being appointed on an ad hoc basis.’
    • ‘The rioters then marched to the provost marshal's office where the draft lottery was taking place and set fire to the building.’
    • ‘Marlborough's army had a senior officer who acted as provost marshal general; his responsibilities including controlling foraging parties.’


provost marshal

/ˈprōˌvōst/ /ˈproʊˌvoʊst/ /ˈprōvəst ˈmärSHəl/ /ˈproʊvəst ˈmɑrʃəl/